Game One Postgame Chatter

“ That's what playoffs is about, momentum swings, handling it and trying to grab it back when you lose it. Tonight it hurt us. ”
- Ryan Callahan
“ We were battling hard, getting a lot of chances and shots, but we just have to bury them. It's as easy as that. But it's the first game and now we're in it, and I think there were a lot of positives. ”
- Mats Zuccarello
“ Obviously we don't want to get into a power play-frenzied game, but Game One is going to be pretty emotional, pretty physical and we had our power play opportunities as well. We just need to capitalize. ”
- Ryan McDonagh

The Rangers dressing room was not a happy one following Thursday's Game One 3-1 loss in Washington, but it was far from demorilized either. Most players saw plenty of positives in teh team's effort and 36-shot performance; and much of the defeat was seen as a six-minute swing in the second period in which the Rangers failed on a two-man advantage before surendering a pair of goals 46 seconds apart.

Following the game BlueshirtsUnited.com caught up with team captain Ryan Callahan---who assisted on Carl Hagelin's goal, logged 21:09 and blocked three shots, winger Mats Zuccarello---who played 21:43 and was credited with six hits, and defenseman Ryan McDonagh---who also earned an assist while logging 23:33, to discuss the Game One loss.

See what Callahan, Zuccarello, and McDonagh had to say, then share your comments below.