The Rangers dug themselves a hole with a poorly played first period Saturday afternoon, and then they fell just short on a late power play goal by Mike Green in a 3-2 loss in Game 4. After the game BlueshirtsUnited.com caught up with Brad Richards---who led the Rangers with four shots on goal in 23:19 worth of ice-time, Ryan Callahan---who delivered a team-high 5 hits in just under 23 minutes worth of play, and Marc Staal---who earned an assist and play a team-high 24:20, to discuss the defeat.
“ They needed a win and they came out like that, and that was probably one of worst periods we have played. But we were in the game in the third period in a tie game. We got it back, but didn't finish it off. ”
- Brad Richards
“ Everything is just so tight. You never know which play is going to win the game for ya'. It's tight defensively, guys are blocking shots, but it's the playoffs and you have to control your emotions and keep moving forward and try to get that equalizer. But we didn't get that today. ”
- Ryan Callahan
“ We don't lose our confidence. It's a playoff series and it's going to be tight, so we'll just keep working on our game and keep going. We did it last round, and all through the year we've been a confident team in here. And that will continue. ”
- Marc Staal