Monday Postgame Chatter

“ We probably played six of our best periods of the season the last two games. That's a huge confidence boost for us. ”
- Cam Talbot
“ Our fans have been great. They stuck with us, supported us through a pretty bumpy road there at the beginning of the homestand, and they absolutely lit the building up the last few games here at home. ”
- Derek Stepan
“ It was a little bit of redemption. Obviously we had bigger hopes for the homestand, but these past two games were a real good note to end it. ”
- Anton Stralman

As the Rangers reached the NHL's Holiday Break in the schedule with a pair of big-time wins on home ice Sunday and Monday, the players were feeling good about their collective game and feeling that there was at least a real positive finish to a somehwat disappointing homestand.

After Monday's 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs BlueshirtsUnited.com caught up with goaltender Cam Talbot---who won his first NHL shootout and finished with 25 saves, center Derek Stepan---who scored the game-winner in the shootout and played 20:12, and defenseman Anton Stralman---who logged 21:13 of solid ice time, to discuss the thrilling win and the posotive finish to the homestand before the holidays.

See what the Rangers were saying postgame Monday, then comment below.