Henrik Lundqvist spoke with the media on MSG following the Rangers win over Toronto and said:
- "I think it was a big game for me. Big game for the team to respond in a good way. Sometimes a win means a little bit more. You play 82 games and some wins you put right away in your bag but I think today you enjoy it a little extra after what I have been through the last week or so. It's not fun as a goalie to give up a lot of goals and try to stay confident, I told the guys that I want be there for the group and make a difference when they need me to. Sometimes it's a fast game and a lot of things happen in front of you that you don't expect but as a goalie you need to react in a good way and come up with the saves. Today it was better. They still get a few chances and I felt like tonight I was more on my toes and able to make those saves."
- Was there a moment tonight, "I don't know if I had a moment like that, I really tried to just focus minute by minute, just build my game and not rush anything. Be patient and they are a tricky team and they have some skill and can make some plays, it was nice how we could shut them down a bit in the third. In the first two periods it was a little more back and forth with some 2 on 1s and breakaways but in the third we really shut it down. It was a good feeling and I think the guys, they gain confidence when they play like that as well. It opens up, we can get more offense when we shut it down like that and they have to start taking chances."
- On structure, "We all believe in our structure and what we talk about for the last couple of years and when we stick to it, especially this year, we are a dangerous team and we have a lot of guys who can really move their legs. When we stick to that and take care of our own end, start with that, the game kind of takes care of itself because we have a lot of skill in front. We all felt that this was our type of game to play to have success. We had a lot of chances and it could have been bigger but Anderson played really well. We didn't give up as much, had a lot of offense and it shows just how committed we need to be in our own end."
- How do you build on this, "it's just one game but it's something to build off. You take it one by one, it's all you can do. It hasn't been fun the last few days, I'm not gonna lie, but I've been working really hard and try to gain confidence from there and then just have a solid game. We talked after the last game about more structure and I felt like I was moving better and reading better and it was a good win for us."