Alain Vigneault met with the media following the loss to Boston and said (NYR Game Notes):
On tonight's game…"We started off the game well. We had good energy. We were following the game plan. We were doing our jobs on the ice. Cody [McLeod] went out and showed some aggressiveness. I thought we deserved better than being down by a goal but there's no doubt that in the 2nd period that after that third and fourth goal, we fell hard after that. We stopped doing our jobs on the ice."
On the team's performance…"I think tonight there's no doubt that our guys were prepared to play and we knew what we had to do. We came out and we were doing it. That third and fourth line I believe should be able to respond after that, but we didn't respond. We stopped doing our jobs on the ice and there's no doubt that they made us look very bad tonight."
On the message to send on Thursday, "let me breathe, get through this one, sleep on it and I'll let the team know tomorrow." (NYR)