Rangers locker room quotes in LA – including Richards, Callahan, Vigneault

Post game quotes from the Rangers locker room after 3-1 win in Los Angeles on Monday night…

Coach Alain Vigneault on NY’s style of play:

“I really liked the way we responded after they scored, we came right back at them and we kept pushing the pace. Obviously, we got a little bit lucky on the third goal but part of this game you need a little bit of luck and we got it there.”

Vigneault on the return on Ryan Callahan:

“It was my first time seeing him live in a game being his head coach and he brings a lot to the game. Poised with the puck, competitive nature when he doesn’t have it, finishes every check and for a player that is not that big in size he certainly plays a big game.”

Vigneault on the Rangers forecheck:

“I thought our guys did a good job of pressuring their defense and because of that we created some turnovers that led to some grade A scoring opportunities and we were able to capitalize on a couple.”

Ryan Callahan on the Rangers toughness:

“That was something addressed about the first game. We didn’t think we competed hard enough, especially with one on one battles. We thought we could’ve competed harder and I thought we did that tonight. From finishing our checks to making sure we were hard on them in the defensive zone and the offensive zone.”

Callahan on the team’s strong morale:

“It gets a little hectic on the bench just because you have guys filling in everywhere. Everyone is playing the same system. So no matter who you’re playing with that doesn’t change. Everyone just kept working and kept playing.”

Brad Richards on his play tonight:

“You contribute and you win and you can go and build on it and feel good about it. No matter what, the other night I felt more comfortable than I thought on the left wing, but we still were beat 4-1, so there’s some questions to what’s going on. I still have a lot of work to do over there, it’s not second nature yet. So, we’ll see. When you’re playing in the offensive zone with two guys that are creating like that, you’re going to get some chances and you’re going to set up some chances. That’s the main thing, we contributed tonight.”

Richards on Ryan McDonagh going down:

“Yeah, it didn’t look pretty. Luckily his heads okay. He’s the type of guy that will get through that.”

Richards on what changed in tonight’s game as to the previous games:

“We just played a lot more desperate hockey. I think we had the realization of what’s ahead of us on this road trip. You don’t know if you’re going to win or lose, that’s not why we won, we didn’t just say ‘we’re going to win’. We had a lot more battle. We went over some of the one-on-one battles that we lost and little things, details of the game that we lost. It’s not our trademark of how we’ve played the last few years. When we focus on that when we’re out there and we played a real solid first period, you could tell that we were back in the game. Everybody was physical and we handled their surges, and that was a good sign.”

Richards on winning:

“We want to get something on the board and we want everybody around us…we believe in what we’re doing and were in here doing it every day, but it never hurts to get two points on the board and get that out of the way. We still have some work to do in all areas, but it was night and day, the difference from a week ago how we were playing to how we played tonight with our compete level and battle level.”

RELATED CONTENT:

Henrik Lundqvist after Rangers win in LA

Kings locker room quotes after 3-1 loss to NY Rangers

Rangers Brian Boyle still relishes opportunity to show off for Lombardi

Word Association with NY Rangers center Brad Richards

Kings v Rangers preview with NY coach Alain Vigneault

PHOTO GALLERY: Rangers v Kings – Frozen Fury 2013

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please include a link to www.MayorsManor.com

Recent Articles

July 2017: Update on LA Kings Salary Cap Situation and Roster Projection

Fresh on the heels of forward Nick Shore and the Kings agreeing to new one year contract, with an average annual value (AAV) of $925,000, we have updated our look at the team’s current salary cap situation.
2017-18 LA Kings Projected Opening Night Roster (with important notes at the end of the article)
 

Cammalleri
Kopitar
Brown

1,000,000
10,000,000
5,875,000

 
 
 

Pearson
Carter
Toffoli

3,750,000
5,272,727
4,550,000

 
 
 

Kempe
Dowd
Brodzinski

894,167
650,000
950,000

 
 
 

Clifford
Shore
Lewis

1,600,000
925,000
2,000,000

 
 
 

Nolan
Andreoff
 

950,000
677,500
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Muzzin
Doughty
 

4,000,000
7,000,000
 

 
 
 

Martinez
LaDue
 

4,000,000
1,500,000
 

 
 
 

Forbort
Gravel
 

650,000
950,000
 

 
 
 

Folin
 
 

850,000
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Quick
Kuemper
 

5,800,000
650,000
 

 
The above 23-man roster […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven’s Kings Updates – Thornton, Brown, Phaneuf, Bernier, Iginla, etc.

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Nick Alberga of Ice Cap to discuss a plethora of topics surrounding the LA Kings roster heading into free agency, including: Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks, Dustin Brown-for-Dion Phaneuf trade speculation, goaltender Jonathan Bernier, forward Jarome […]

Yannetti Evaluates Kings Selections from 2017 NHL Draft

Although the Los Angeles Kings have gone through significant upheaval in their management ranks over the past few months, the 2017 NHL Draft was largely business as usual. While GM Rob Blake was present at the draft table, the event was largely run by Mark Yannetti, Director of Amateur Scouting – just as it has […]

Major News Items

LA Kings 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: Top Two Players Revealed

The wait is over; it's time to reveal the top two players on our 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings. Which player has earned the coveted No. 1 spot? As we finish off this multi-part series, we'll begin with a thank you … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Trackbacks

  1. […] Rangers locker room quotes in LA – including Richards, Callahan, Vigneault […]