Henrik Lundqvist met with the media on MSG and said:
- On the Avs, "I felt like they have really good speed in their game. They are feeling it right now, no question about that, and their top guys are playing really well and make a difference for them. They are a quick team, their transition game is really good. They create a lot off the rush but I really liked how we battled. We worked really hard against a really good team that has a ton of confidence right now. In this league, when you work hard and have a lot of confidence and things are working for you then it's a tough team to beat, doesn't matter what team it is. Right now they have it. We came up a little short, had some good looks in the end but a lot of good things that we can bring for tomorrow's game against a physical team tomorrow."
- On battle level, "it's great to see the guys coming in are making the most of this opportunity. You can't find any excuses to not go after the win. Doesn't matter if you are missing two guys or ten games. The mentality is that you go out and try to get the "W," just going to try and do it tomorrow. Work ethic and battle level was really good tonight and we can bring that with us tomorrow."
- On Skjei falling into him in the first, "I just got stuck, the post right in my calf. It was pretty painful for a minute and then it went away and it was fine. There are situations out there that happen, there was one in the third where guys are on top of you and you just hope for the best, that nothing twists or you get in an awkward position. It's fine, it was a little painful for a second there but a ll good now."