Alain Vigneault met with the media on MSG and said:
- "I thought we competed hard, I agree with that. There were a couple of areas we addressed before the game that we needed to do, our forecheck being one of them which led to some turnovers but give them credit, they did a good job of collapsing in front of the net and taking our opportunities away. At the end of the day it was a hard fought game. They took that 2-0 lead, we are able to make it 2-1 on a couple of real good plays on our PP but after a good start at the beginning of the third, they brought it up a notch. We had a tough time there but had a couple of looks at the end but weren't able to score."
- On the new players, "at the end of the night, everybody worked hard and gave their best and that is what you want from your players. A couple of areas we will address before tomorrow's game and we will try and get better, that is what we can do."
- On Hayes and Staal, "I would say that both Kevin and Marc are, at best, 50/50 for tomorrow. Grabs, I have no idea right now."
- On getting chances, "they got quite a few shots but the chances on both sides weren't high, the 10 or 11 range. There weren't a lot of looks, a couple of looks on both sides, goaltenders did what they had to do and at the end of the night they got one more than we did."