Capitals-Rangers Post-Game Quotes

Via the team:

Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates on the struggles of the Capitals penalty kill...

"I think some of it is we're tired. Some of our guys are tired and you make bad reads. You get a little caught out of position, you can't clear it, you don't win faceoffs; you need another save every once in a while. It's a little bit of everything."

Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates on the Capitals' first half of the season...

"Average. I think we can do a lot better. I think we've seen signs of what we can be if we do it right. And obviously we've got to figure out ways to improve."

Washington Capitals defenseman Steven Oleksy on the significance of not making mistakes...

"Especially in a short season like this, every two points is huge. You can kind of consider them four-point games. We're playing playoff hockey right now. We have to bear down and find a way to get those two points."

Washington Capitals defenseman Steven Oleksy on the excitement of his first goal...

"I don't score a lot of goals, so every one is nice. To get that one out of the way helps a lot, but at the end of the day we were looking for two points and we were unable to get that."

Washington Capitals forward Eric Fehr on evaluating the season at the half-way mark...

"Well, obviously, a terrible start, and we've been getting better ever since. This weekend is a bit of a step back but I think you can still see our game where we're playing a lot better third periods. We didn't play a sixty-minute effort this weekend, but we had spurts where we were real good."

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin on the performance of the Washington Capitals this past weekend...

"Tough losses, but we'll refresh our minds, forget these losses, look at the video before the game, and get ready for Carolina."

New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella on the play of Brian Boyle...

"He [Brian Boyle] played better today. Obviously scores a big goal for us. Brought some pucks to the net, which I think is a big part of his game. He played better today."

New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella on the play of Martin Biron...

"He [Martin Biron] was big on the 5-on-3. Especially there, key part of the game, made some big saves. He really does settle a team down. He helps us get out of our end zone because he moves the puck so well. So, we get him in a game, he wins us the game, plus it gives Hank [Henrik Lundqvist] a day off, plus a full day off tomorrow. Really happy how it played out here."

New York Rangers center Brain Boyle on the play of himself today...

"I tried to start a new season basically. I tried to put myself in positions to do the things that I can do well. I tried to keep it simple."

New York Rangers center Brian Boyle on his play moving forward...

"I've got to be consistent now. We've got a good team here. We've got a lot of guys that can play and we've got some depth. But I want to be part of it and I think, if I am going the way I should, we are a better team. That's my focus and that's what I am going to do."

New York Rangers goalie Martin Biron on getting the start today...

"I think after those first 5 minutes or so, we really got going, which gave me a chance to settle in."

New York Rangers goalie Martin Biron on the play of Brian Boyle today...

"He's a good guy. He really works hard. Obviously he puts a lot of pressure on himself to try to contribute to every aspect of the game, It could be defensively, face-off, killing penalties and scoring goals is a big part of it. We see what he can do with putting the puck in the net."

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