Playoff Clinching Chatter

“ It was as close to a playoff moment as you can get without being in the playoffs, was one of my most memorable goals. ”
- Ryan Callahan
“ (Callahan's goal) was just a sick play from start to finish. It's a good thing to see your captain put it home and put us in the playoffs. ”
- Henrik Lundqvist
“ We wanted to get in (to the playoffs) and that was a classic way to do it tonight. 2-0 lead, to down 3-2, but we stuck with it then win it on a huge goal by Cally. ”
- Brad Richards

It was an excited and relieved group of Rangers in their dressing room at the PNC Arena following Thursday's 4-3 come-from-behind overtime victory over the Carolina Hurricanes---one that vaulted them into the Stanley Cup Playoffs and eliminated the ninth-place Winnipeg Jets.

After the thrilling victory BlueshirtsUnited.com caught up with Ryan Callahan---who scored the game-winner and playoff-clinching goal 2:55 into overtime, Henrik Lundqvist---who made 18 saves in his 13th consecutive start, and Brad Richards---who was credited with tying goal with just 2:53 remaining in regulation to set the stage for Callahan's heroics, to discuss their feelings on reaching the playoffs in such dramatic fashion.

See what Callahan, Lundqvist, and Richards had to say, then share your comments below.