Some extra post-game quotes, observations and stats from Carolina, after last night’s 3-2 win.
Artem Anisimov on his goal: “Top cheese….Gabby got me the puck and I didn’t even have to look: One motion. So great. The building was so quiet, I didn’t even know it was in.”
Ryan Callahan on his injury: “I’ve taken harder shots than that off my feet and I’ve been fine. It’s just the spot it hit me in. It’s a matter of getting the swelling and the bruising down for me to play. The X-rays are fine…It’s just the inside of the foot, in a tough spot right on the arch. I was able to finish the game. But once I took off my skate was when it puffed out.”
Martin Biron on his comfort level: “You can tell. A lot of pucks were hitting me in the pants, the five hole was covered. After watching the video with Ben (goaltending coach Benoit Allaire) of the Long Island game, we worked on drills all week and practice was good today.”
John Tortorella on the late third-period penalty kills: “I thought Feds had the best part of his game then.”
Gaborik’s goal was his 30th, the second time in three seasons with the Rangers that he has reached that mark, and the seventh time in his career….If Michael Del Zotto (hip) can’t play tonight, expect Steve Eminger or Jeff Woywitka to step in…John Scott played 4:58 in his debut, with one hit….Stu Bickel collected another assist, his 7th…. Brad Richards was 9 of 11 in faceoffs… Boyle played 5:35 shorthanded and was 11-for-16 in faceoffs through two periods…Derek Stepan had two assists…Best player for Canes? Easy: Eric Staal. 24:41, had two assists, hit a crossbar and post, 16 for 22 on faceoffs…