Patrick Elias said after the game on MSG, “they kept it simple and we didn’t. They were pretty patient without the puck,we were trying to be over aggressive, got caught our guys on the forechecking in their zone and then they got odd-man rushes.
Kevin Weekes and Mike Johnston said on the NHL Network last night that the Devils went away from the their structure and fell in love with a speed game that they couldn’t play.
Marty Brodeur said after the game, “In the second…some of the goals they scored they didn’t even shoot the puck on net. It went off of them or they tried to make a pass and it went off our guys. Just kind of a tough break, tough game to be part of and you’re looking forward to these kinds of events……. and then you have a result like that.” (SNY’s Nick Licalzi)
Rick Nash said after the game that nearly all of the Rangers goals were lucky and that “when you work hard and keep it simple” bounces will go your way.”
Pierre McGuire said this morning on TSN 1050 that the Devils made terrible decisions after they went up 3-1.
Adam Rotter: It was such an un-Devil like performance, with all of the defensive miscues, and not clamping down when up 3-1 but the Rangers took advantage when the opportunities were presented. There was another odd-man rush or two that they didn’t score on, Derek Stepan hit the post, and it seemed like the Devils started playing into how the Rangers wanted them to play. It turned out well for the Rangers who used their speed to get up the ice and put the Devils in a vulnerable position.