McDonagh spoke after the game and said (NYR Game Notes)
On what he got out of tonight's game…"It was playing against skilled forwards, a lot of speed, a lot of size and that's what you want. You want that type of challenge. This is a team that'll make you pay if you're not sharp. I still think we gave them some odd-man looks and some breakaways. Hank (Lundqvist) had to be real sharp and he was. I liked our start. We were a little slow there in the second, and we all beared down there and put out a good solid third period."
On winning three games while playing 3-on-3 in overtime…"We talked about trying to be a quick, mobile group back there and upfront too. It's good to take advantage of that time and space on the ice and find a way to finish."
On the team keeping their edge going into the regular season…"It's a good break. We're still definitely going to work hard in practice and you've got to bear down, go hard against your teammates there and make sure that come opening night you're ready to play with that pace and physicality that we need. We didn't have the puck a lot tonight. In the third period, I think we just tried to focus on our battles, coming up with the puck, hanging onto the puck a little more too. We spent some time in their zone and found a way."