Desperate Talk

“ We have to have that desperate mindset. We're desperate for points each game means so much. We need all the points we can get. ”
- Rick Nash
“ All of our focus is on tomorrow, that's all that matters. We have to approach every game now as the last one of the year almost, it's that important. We're preparing for a big battle here down the stretch. ”
- Henrik Lundqvist
“ Every point is big, and we want to make sure we do the best we can to win these next games and put ourselves in a position to continue to control our own destiny. ”
- Derek Stepan

One thing was quite apparant after the Rangers held practice Wednesday, followed by a team meeting: this team has put Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Flyers behind them and is already looking ahead to the challenge that lies ahead Thursday night when the Blueshirts host the Panthers at Madison Square Garden.

With six games remaining on the regular season schedule, the Rangers are tied in points with the Winnipeg Jets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, though with a game in hand, and are three points behind the seventh-place Islanders. caught up with Rick Nash, Henrik Lundqvist, and Derek Stepan Wednesday to discuss the Rangers plight.

See what Nash, Lundqvist, and Stepan had to say, then share your comments below.