Recap: Alain Vigneault’s post game comments

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media on MSG and said:

  • “I’m happy about our whole team tonight. We played a real strong game, that is one of the best two-way teams in the league. Real strong defensive team and we managed to get real strong quality chances. We tried real hard. We were forced to play a stupid schedule, 5 games in 7 nights and I am real proud of how our guys handled it, they handled it real well. We put our best foot forward in every game and now we have a full day to recover tomorrow and we will get back at it on Wednesday.”

  • On the lineup changes, “I’m not going to get into all the reasoning why but it’s probably easy to say the schedule and fresh legs.”
  • On the PP, “we had some chances but couldn’t make them pay. We made some mistakes and they made us pay, that is hockey.”
  • “look at the implications of the guys. Obviously it’s a challenge mentally and physically and real proud of how we handled it but if we play the same way we did tonight I am real confident we will have a better outcome on Wednesday.”
  • “Our whole team, I thought played a strong game and didn’t give them much as far as opportunities and we had some good looks but couldn’t score.”
  • “No, I didn’t.”
  • Were you the better team tonight, “I think both teams are battling real hard and I liked how we played.”
  • Will Nash score at some point, “you gotta think that the way they are working and the quality chances they are getting, sooner or later it will go in.”
  • On Henrik Lundqvist, “he didn’t get a lot of work but gave us a chance and that is what great players do and it’s what he did.”