Jimmy Vesey spoke on MSG after the game and said:
- On being enemy number 1 in Nashville, "probably the same. Just tried to keep it simple tonight and not let the external distractions bother me. First period was me trying to get into the game mentally and blocking that stuff out. Definitely felt good to score in the shootout."
- On the game, "I thought it was a pretty up and down game, the ice was a little bouncy, I think because of the warm weather. A lot of chances both ways and overall a pretty good hockey game."
- On Hayes and Nash, "we had a pretty good game, I would say that the second period was probably our best. I know that Rick scored in the first but in the second we were getting more chances and had more attempted shots, I'd say. We had a pretty good game tonight."
- On the shootout goal, "practices some breakaways this morning. I usually go to my backhand but I've been working on faking the backhand and going to forehand and just tried to flip it over his pad and luckily it snuck in."