Henrik Lundqvist spoke with reporters following the Rangers win over Montreal in Game 2 (Via the Rangrs Game Notes)
On what this wins says about the team…"We needed our best effort tonight and we got it. All 20 guys worked extremely hard. We had jump from the get-go, we created more chances. Montreal had some good chances in the first, but after that we controlled the game. But as long as it's a one-goal game you never know - a bad bounce or a good play by them and it's a tied game. I think the patience we showed and the confidence in the situation was great to see."
On the final two minutes of the game…"After what happened in Montreal, you know for sure that the game is not over until it's over. We worked really hard until the end, made some big plays, made blocks when we had to. It felt like we earned this one; we worked really hard. I felt like we had a few more chances, but in the end it's about finding a way to win. It's not about thinking you earned the win, and tonight we did. We needed this for so many reasons. It's no secret we've been really disappointed with the way things have been going at home the past two years here in the playoffs, so we needed this win for this series but also moving forward."
On whether he saw urgency from the team tonight…"We had some good meetings, a good practice yesterday. It's one thing to have all these meetings and talk about it and it's another to actually go out and do it. I felt like we had good energy in the room and we believed we could do this. We felt like we had to play our best here to get this win and go back to Montreal with a tied series. It's exciting. They're a good team and they came close again. But I am really happy and proud of the way the guys came together tonight and played their best."