Henrik Lundqvist said that last night's loss was "disappointing, extremely disappointing."
Lundqvist said that it was "extremely disappointing" to lose after battling back against a "real good team."
Ryan McDonagh said that the loss "stings" and that while the Rangers made a comeback they let the Capitals make some plays and "they burned us." (NY Post)
McDonagh said that the Rangers are at the point in the season where they need to make the right reads and that last night "one too many breakdowns" cost them. (MSG)
Rick Nash said that with five minutes left the Rangers couldn't' find a way to "close the deal." (Newsday)
Nash said that the Rangers would have liked to have come away with a point last night but that they are back at it tonight. (MSG)
Alain Vigneault said that the Rangers didn't play "well at all" in the first period but started to make plays in the second period.
He added that one of the forwards took the wrong route on what ended up being the game winning goal and ultimately "we made one mistake too many in the third and it cost us."
Adam Rotter: The Rangers should have gotten a point last night, but like the loss to the Florida, some shoddy play with the puck and in the defensive zone cost them. The standings are so bunched right now that every point matters but losing last night's game in regulation doesn't mean the Rangers won't make the playoffs. They need to find a way to play more than the 20-45 minutes a night they seem to play and find ways to win with. If they can find a way to play closer to the 60 that they need, then they will put themselves in a good spot. If 20-45 minutes is as close to 60 as the Rangers can play then they will be in a lot of these tight, either/or games down the stretch and they will win some and have frustrating losses in others.