Game One Postgame Chatter

“ I thought it was pretty even going into overtime, but we got spanked in overtime. It was a surge and we could not stop it. ”
- John Tortorella
“ It was a tough overtime for us. They came out with a lot of energy and got a lot of chances. I thought we played a pretty good game, but special teams was the difference. We just didn't get it done. ”
- Henrik Lundqvist
“ With both teams coming off Game Seven wins I thought the first period was lethargic, but it picked up. In overtime we got no pressure against them. They had chances to end it early (in OT) and their power play gave them momentum. ”
- Anton Stralman

For the second consecutive series in these Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Rangers lost Game One on the road, losing for the third time in three overtime games already this spring, 3-2 Thursday night at the TD Garden in Boston. A strong effort through three periods of play was wiped out by an overtime which saw New York outshot 17-5 before Brad Marchand scored off a 3-on-2 rush with 4:20 to play in the extra session.

After the game in a very quiet Rangers dressing room, BlueshirtsUnited.com caught up with goaltender Henrik Lundqvist---who finished with 45 saves on the night, and defenseman Anton Stralman---who logged 28:15 worth of ice-time and was on the ice when Marchand scored the game-winner, and later heard from head coach John Tortorella in the interview area, to find out exactly what happened in the fateful overtime period on Thursday night.

See what Tortorella, Lundqvist, and Stralman all had to say, then share your comments below.