Brad Richards sat by his locker following the Rangers season opening 4-1 loss in Phoenix Thursday night and said bluntly, "we got beat pretty bad." He was also more analytical about the defeat, as BlueshirtsUnited.com caught up with him, Marc Staal, and Henrik Lundqvist in the postgame dressing room.
“ Overall our game wasn't sharp. But we were hurt with little details, which we can control. We have to play a lot better. ”
- Brad Richards
“ We had some good chances, Zucc hits the post, Richie absolutely labels one and Smith makes a great save on it, and that could have been a turning point, as well. It's a funny game. They capitalized on their opportunities tonight and we didn't. ”
- Marc Staal
“ We had a couple breakdown that cost us a little bit. They're a good team that came with a lot of speed..but we had our chances and (Mike Smith) played well on the other side. ”
- Henrik Lundqvist