Thursday Postgame Chatter

“ It was a good game from the start, physical and we played with a lot of energy and emotion. We needed this one. ”
- Henrik Lundqvist
“ We know how good we can be, it's just a matter of going on the ice and doing it and putting a full 60 minutes together. We've had spurts of it, but I think that first period (Thursday) was definitely our identity. ”
- Ryan Callahan
“ The start was key. It was good to get those goals, play with the lead, and carry that play throughout the game. ”
- Ryan McDonagh

Following their commanding performance in a 4-1 home-ice victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, Rangers players seemed most pleased with the club's incredibly strong start to the game---which included an early 2-0 lead and a 20-3 shots advantage after 20 minutes---and the fact that the Blueshirts sustained that play throughout all three periods.

See what Henrik Lundqvist---who stopped 24 of 25 shots, Ryan Callahan---who picked up an assist on Derek Stepan's goal, and Ryan McDonagh---who returned to the lineup and contributed a pair of assists, had to say following the win, then share your comments below.