"Mentally, it's a different mindset. You're playing for your lives. It's a good mindset to have — you play a more aggressive, desperate style. We continued to have some streaks and wins at times. Hopefully, we can carry that same thing in the playoffs." — Ryan McDonagh
Ryan McDonagh described the feeling games have had down the stretch, and it sounded a lot like a player describing playoff hockey. The Blueshirts played hard straight through the last game despite only having postseason rankings to play for, and the intensity they took in the 4-0 win over the Devils is the same intensity they need to bring to every playoff game. Here's to hoping the team benefits from playing playoff-style games down the stretch in the actual playoffs.