UPDATE: The Islanders have forced a game 7.
Lundqvist added that the Rangers, luckily,”had the extra effort there to pull off the wins here.” (Rangers Game Notes)
Dan Girardi said that every game in the series felt like it had a “game seven mindset” and that the Rangers were “fortunate” in back to back OT games.
Hagelin said that he and Derick Brassard were talking about how they felt bad Zuccarello couldn’t be there at the end and that the game winning goal was for him. He said that he hopes to see Zuccarello in the next game. (VG) (Nettavisen)
Zuccarello took a puck to the side of the head in the first period and did not return. Alain Vigneault didn’t have much of an update after the game.
- “well, it’s obviously good, that would be a quick answer. It was a hard fought series. Our four wins are all by one goal, two of them are in OT. Tonight you saw great goaltending display at both ends. At the beginning of the second we had like 5 Grade A opportunities to make it 2-0 and Fleury kept them in and they had a good third period and Hank kept us and we got the deciding goal in OT.”
“Great game guys, Mac, Step, Brass, Dom (someone else says ‘everybody’), Hanky great game but this one is going to Hags. (Big cheers)
(Someone calls him ‘Carlos’ and then ‘Carlos Hagelin’)