Tuesday Practice at The Garden

“ I think the seven-game series against Ottawa could be a bit of a blessing in disguise as far as handling those (playoff) ups and downs. We learn from that series, and it'll be the same here with ups and downs. We just have to stick with it. ”
- Mike Rupp
“ (The playoffs) are not as new to (the players) now. We've gone on the road in that atmosphere and got that under our belt now, so we should be even more comfortable heading into Washington. ”
- Ryan Callahan
“ It sucks to lose and it's a terrible feeling, and in the playoffs everything is magnified. We wanted to go up 2-0, but it's 1-1. We'll move on and try to win Game 3. ”
- Brian Boyle
“ They're a good defensive team, and you're going to face good defensive teams in the playoffs. It's just a matter of keeping to what we are doing, not get frustrated, and keep going. ”
- Ryan Callahan

Prior to boarding a late afternoon train to Washington D.C., where they will play Games 3 and 4 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series with the Capitals this week, the Rangers grouped at Madison Square Garden for a meeting, video session, and optional on-ice practice.

Eleven Rangers took part in the optional practice, including Martin Biron, who was the lone goaltender on the ice. Brian Boyle, who returned to the lineup for Monday's Game 2 after sitting out three straight due to a concussion, was right back out on the ice Tuesday, a good sign that he felt no aftereffects from giving and taking some hits again the night before.

Following the practice BlueshirtsUnited.com caught up with Boyle, team captain Ryan Callahan, and veteran forward Mike Rupp to discuss where the Rangers stand in this series, tied 1-1 and heading to Washington.

See what these Blueshirts had to say, then comment below.