Ryan McDonagh said that last night's game against New Jersey felt like a big game, especially after what happened on Friday against Washington. (NYR Game Notes)
McDonagh said that he liked how the Rangers played against NJ and that they were in control and in sync on the ice. (NYR Game Notes)
JT Miller said that the Rangers executed well, put the Devils on their heels and had a good five-man forecheck. (NYR Game Notes)
Henrik Lundqvist said that this was one of the Rangers better games as of late and that it was "what we needed" after the loss on Friday to the Capitals. (NYR Game Notes)
He said that it was a "strong game" for the Rangers and that they were able to score at the right times to grab momentum. (NYR Game Notes)
Rick Nash said on MSG that the Rangers were "definitely ready" and had a good "bounce back" against the Devils after letting a point slip away on Friday.
Alain Vigneault said that he was happy with how the Rangers started and that they did what we needed in the third period to win. (MSG)
In terms of how the Devils played, their goalie Keith Kinkaid said that they never gave themselves a chance with turnovers and such. (NYR Game Notes)
Devils coach John Hynes said, "we play soft and we play loose, you have no chance to win. That was tonight's game. We were soft all over the ice, too many soft individuals. We played a loose game, that's what happens."
Adam Rotter: It was the exact type of performance that the Rangers needed. It was as close to 60 minutes as they have had recently and a game where they didn't need to battle back or find a way to win. They were in control pretty much all night and when the Devils were in position to tie the game at two, the Rangers killed off a PP and got an enormous goal from Mats Zuccarello. Henrik Lundqvist was good, the Rangers limited what the Devils could do and it was an important two points that kept the Rangers close in the bunched of Metro standings.