Alain Vigneault said that the Rangers did what they had to do to win Monday night in Columbus.
He said that the Rangers "found a way to win" and that being able to do that when top guys don't have their best game is "usually a sign of a good team. When you can win a game and not really be at your best execution wise, it's not a bad sign."
John Tortorella said that he felt the Blue Jackets gave the Rangers some "free stuff" in a game that was hard fought and his team played really well. (CBJ)
Tortorella noted that Antti Raanta made some good saves and that he felt his team was going to tie it at the end. (CBJ)
He added that it was a "tough one to eat because I thought we played really well and didn't give them much." (CBJ)
Nick Foligno said that the Blue Jackets outplayed the Rangers the whole game but let the Rangers hang around. (Dispatch)
Joe Micheletti said repeatedly on MSG that he felt the Rangers were the better team at 5-on-5.