Ryan McDonagh said that the Rangers never found a groove, never got their forecheck going and didn’t manage the puck well. He added that it’s “definitely disappointing we know what the points mean to us. It’s too tight in the east to let this one slip, its’ disappointing…” (MSG)
Derick Brassard said that the Rangers didn’t show up in the first period, didn’t show the proper intensity for 60 minutes and made mistakes that Carolina took advantage of.
Joe Micheletti said on MSG “I don’t know if they decided to come out and not give that much respect to Carolina but this was a sloppy game. It was very difficult to find anything positive from a Rangers standpoint…. The decision making was poor.”