It was a locker room full of smiles Tuesday night in the visitors dressing room at the Wells Fargo Center as the Rangers shook hands and accepted congratulations on clinching first place in the Eastern Conference following their 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
“ It's big. I think it's one of those things that's really hard to take it in and appreciate at this time of year. We realize that it is a special accomplishment, but at the same time we know we need to remain focused and be ready for playoff hockey. ”
- Ryan Callahan
“ It is a special moment. To win the division and the conference is definitely good, and it shows that all year long we have been consistent. We don't want to let up. We want to tune up for the playoffs. ”
- Marian Gaborik
“ It's awesome. Last year, my first year, kind of squeaking into the playoffs on the last day of the season, and to have it a total turnaround this year, is great. We knew we had the guys in here to accomplish something special like this. It's a good feeling. ”
- Ryan McDonagh