Game 7 Chatter

“ The whole series was just a big war, and it was going back and forth, and it was good hockey and intense. It was fun. As the clock winds down, you have to let it out, so I probably screamed a little there at the end, just to enjoy the moment! ”
- Henrik Lundqvist
“ It was huge to score the game-winner in Game 7 of the first round. It was a big hockey moment for myself, but anyone could have scored and been the hero, and a lot of guys did little things that might have gone unnoticed. There's a lot of guys in here who were important. ”
- Dan Girardi
“ I haven't won a round since my first year here, so it's nice to get one round out of the way, and now we'll try to get the next one. I don't think anyone in this room doubted we could come back (from 3-2 series deficit). ”
- Marc Staal
“ Guys are really committed to each other and to winning here, and it's refreshing and awesome, and it's hard not to want to be a part of it and help any way you can. ”
- Chris Kreider

For the second straight game the Rangers did  not blink when faced with playoff elimination Thursday night in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series with the Ottawa Senators. As a result, the Blueshirts are moving on to the second round to face the Washington Capitals after ousting Ottawa with a thrilling 2-1 victory at Madison Square Garden.

Following the game caught up with Henrik Lundqvist---who stopped 26 of 27 shots Thursday, Dan Girardi---who scored the game-winning goal and blocked three shots in 25:49 worth of ice-time, Marc Staal---who opened the scoring with his first post-season goal and played a team-high 26:44, and rookie Chris Kreider---who played a starring role at both ends of the ice and led the Rangers with four shots on goal.

See what the stars of the game had to say, then comment below.