Game Three Postgame Chatter

“ We definitely knew it was a big game and we didn"t want to go down three-zip. A win tonight changes the series quite a bit. ”
- Derek Stepan
“ There was a lot of determination going into this game. We knew we had to win this one, it was a must win. We really stepped up as a group. We played really well on the penalty kill and on the power play we scored one. ”
- Henrik Lundqvist
“ Tonight was pretty much do or die for us, but the guys really competed hard for 60 minutes; now with a win we are 2-2 in the series. Just the fact we came back in our building helped a lot. we had some fun tonight. ”
- Derick Brassard

Following Monday's thrilling back-and-forth 4-3 Rangers win over the Capitals in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at The Garden, the Blueshirt players were exhausted yet very happy with their victory---one several players referred to as a "must-win" contest.

BleushirtsUnited.com caught up with Derek Stepan---who scored the game-winning goal late in the third period, goaltender Henrik Lundqvist--who finished with 28 saves, and center Derick Brassard---who notched a three-point night, to discuss the crucial victory in the postgame dressing room.

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