Alain Vigneault met with the media on MSG following the loss to the Stars and said:
- On the difference in the game, "there is no doubt that they came at us pretty hard in the first period, they got some momentum off their PPs, got some good zone time there and a few looks that missed the net. After that I thought we buckled down and tightened up our game, got some looks, their goalie made some big saves. On their winning goal I think we should have had a blocked shot by our defensemen but it seemed to go by him and I think it was going wide but their guy was able to tip it. That is the type of goal they got and we weren't able to get some. For the most part the group battled hard and it's hard right now but we gotta re-energize and focus on the next game."
- On needing to stay together, "when we are playing we are playing and the frustrating thing is that we aren't winning now. I think I've said this quite a few times lately, I think that effort wise and playing wise we are playing better than the results we are getting. That is the way it is right now and what you gotta do is keep working and work on getting better."
- "we have already addressed it with the group. The trade talks are no different than any year, every year you hear different things, that white noise, just don't let it affect you and you gotta focus on being a pro, getting yourself ready and execute."
- "right now the process we are leaning to and talking to our team is the right one. There are a few things here and there that we might be able to tinker with depending on the type of speed we can put on the ice but for the most part I am very confident in our process and will get us better results soon."
- On Lettieri's game, "I thought he played alright. I made a quick change when they seemed to want to play Hayes' line against their top line and I flipped him and Quickie and that gave us some more experience defensively and thought that Vinny with JT and Davey played a pretty good game and had some good looks."
- On Henrik, "he gave us a chance to win and that is what you want from your goaltender." (NYR)