Let's start with Marc Staal, who scored his first goal and had recorded his first assist in the last game:
"We're going to look at that first period, we're going to learn from it, see what went wrong, and fix it. We responded well and we didn't give up. We played hard for the rest of the game, and it was kind of interesting in the end but it wasn't enough to get us back in the game."
Ryan McDonagh has a point (two goals, assist) in last three games...Mike Rupp said he just got the wind knocked out of him when he hit a rut and crashed into the end boards in the second period...Marian Hossa and Jonathan Toews each had a goal and assist for Chicago, Brent Seabrook had two assists...Ryan Callahan's assist extended his point streak to five games.
Even coach John Tortorella is caught up in “Lin-sanity”. "I don't know much about basketball, but I watch him, and I just love the way he handles himself,” he said. “What I've seen, there's just a humbleness about him, but he keeps on going about his business and finds a way. We're around the cafeteria (at the training center) with those guys and we know the coaches; we're glad it's turned around for them and hopefully, it'll continue."…Wojtek Wolski and Jeff Woywitka were healthy scratches…Ruslan Fedotenko (head injury) missed his fourth consecutive game....Rangers are off tomorrow, will practice on Saturday.