Henrik Lundqvist met with the media on MSG following the loss to Ottawa and said:
- On the third period goal, "it's the winning goal, it's the difference. It's hard to come back from two goals behind. We did a real good try, we had a good effort and a couple of good looks but we have to start the period better, just more awareness for all of us. I feel like this is a game that we should win but they find a way to get a couple of goals where we were not in the right place."
- Were you screened on the second goal, "yea, it was a tough play and Smitty lost his stick, tried to get out...I didn't pick it up until it was in the net. It happens."
- Was it tough to get into the zone, "it's the way they play, 1-3-1, it's not pretty to look at but we experienced it last year. They got the win and it's a team where you have to be really smart with the puck. It's hard to get through there but when you do it can open up. They are a patient team and stay back and that is why it's hard sometimes to get through and create chances. I felt that when we got the speed going and energy up we started to move the puck well and get some good looks. That third goal was a killer."