Read: Derek Stepan and Ryan Callahan On Where The Rangers Are

Following the Rangers elimination from the playoffs, Derek Stepan said of the Rangers, “the pieces are there. Everyone in the locker room loves being around, we have a great hockey team. Great goaltending, great defensemen. We have the right keys, we just came up a little bit short.”

Captain Ryan Callahan said, “you feel the sting of the missed opportunity. I felt we had a chance to get far with this team, but at the same time we have a lot of guys coming back. We will have a good team next year but we need to realize that these opportunities don’t last and we need to take advantage of it.

He added, “it’s a waste of a season if you don’t learn from it. You need to take something out and learn from it.”