- - Alain Vigneault on tonight’s game…
“Well this is a game of mistakes and making your opponent pay when they make mistakes. In the first period we had a couple of neutral zone turnovers and that led to them capitalizing on some of those mistakes. After that, I thought in the second we had some opportunities to make them pay, but we only made them pay once. They’re a good team and they showed it tonight, why they are up in the high echelons of the NHL. They don’t give you a lot and they play tight. In the third, we had a number of opportunities that I would have liked us to be able to generate.”
- - Henrik Lundqvist on tonight’s game…
“It’s definitely a lesson for all of us that you have to be so careful with the puck, especially when you play top teams and their top lines. They’re so fast at turning mistakes into scoring chances and they’re good. You have to give it to them as well. That’s why they’re a top team. We have to be smart and hungry and play a desperate game from the get go.”
- - Ryan Callahan on Anaheim’s early goals…
“I thought we responded pretty well. Obviously at home you never want to get down 2-0 early in the game. I don’t think our start was where it needed to be, but our response after that in the second and in parts of the third, I thought we were all over them. We had a couple of chances that we need to bury, (we had) a power play late that could have tied up the game. We wish we would have capitalized on it.”
- Corey Perry 9 (Assists: Dustin Penner 5, Luca Sbisa 1)
- Kyle Palmieri 4 (Assists: Francois Beauchemin 4)
- Michael Del Zotto 1 (Assists: Carl Hagelin 2, Ryan Callahan 1)
- The Rangers had their chances to tie the the score late in the game when they finally were able to sustain pressure in the offensive zone and had their power plays. The Anaheim goalie made some good saves and the Rangers winning streak ends at 3.
- Turnovers, much like the last time against Anaheim, doomed the Rangers tonight and forced them to play from behind against one of the best teams in the NHL.
- It was good to see Ryan Callahan back in the lineup for the Rangers. He didn't seem to miss a beat and should be even better against the Penguins on Wednesday.
- It was a much better game against the Ducks this time than it was the last time, but there is still quite a big gap between where the Rangers are and where they need to be to compete against top teams. They beat the teams put in front of them last week and now a more challenging schedule presents itself and the Rangers need to respond.