Scott Arniel spoke with John Giannone on MSG before the game:
- On any of the talk filtering into the dressing room, “As the series goes on emotions start to come into it and things happen. Emotions are running high and it always happens and we just need to focus on our job. There is a lot happening behind the scenes, we can’t control that and will just go out and play the game.”
- On what you want to focus on tonight, “offensively there are things that we can be better. We got a bit away from our drive game and speed. We cut into the middle a lot and we are more of a push the defense back team using our outside speed. Get pucks on net, we had some good looks and put them wide. We need to make them make the first save and the rebounds will be there. Our forecheck and getting on the defense is key.”
- On Dominic Moore stepping up tonight, “The thing with Dom in this playoffs is that he has had different roles and has been tremendous. He is using his experience every night and tonight he will see a lot of Deharnais, Gallagher and Pacrioretty that has given us trouble. Dom is a smart guy and knows how to play and knows to throw the pucks wide in the neutral zone and let them to use their speed. He is a smart player and adjusts well and we need him to be real good in our end against those three.