Last night on the post game show on MSG, “confidence” was the word used by most of the players in the locker room.
Captain Ryan Callahan said that confidence comes from wins but he felt that the Rangers confidence as a team was coming along last night with the way they were playing.
Marian Gaborik spoke of the lack of confidence that exists in the Rangers locker room right now, but the need for them to build on a good third period and to take the positives out of the game, “we know that we have a good group and we have to believe in each other and stay positive.”
Dan Girardi had a positive spin on last night and thought that a lot of guys played with confidence and were trying to get make thins happen.
Girardi added, “I think we are definitely going in the right direction.”
Dave Maloney and Brian Leetch said that the only way to battle through the Rangers four game losing streak is to just stay the course.
Ryan Callahan said in the NY Post, “I don’t see why we can’t play 60 minutes of desperate hockey. We’ve played that way and won that way before, so obviously it can be done.”
Adam Rotter: I think that the Rangers look at stretches of last night, especially the third period, and understand what level they need to play at. The feeling in the room seems to be that if they can bring that level of energy and effort, and get healthier, they will be able to turn things around. They scored three goals, they dominated long stretches and looked like a team that had urgency and desperation for the first time in a long time. They need something to build on and hopefully they have found it.