The Carolina Hurricanes were defeated 5-3 by the New York Rangers. Carolina coach Rod Brind'Amour talked about his impressions after a tough match. "We came off it,"-Rod Brind'Amour said, as quoted by nhl.com. "It was going to happen at some point.
You know, and you say that and we were still going into the third and we had a chance to win the game. So not great on our part. Got to be better if we're going to win at a consistent pace like we havee been. That game was not indicative probably of the way we played, and yet we were still right there to the end." New York's Vincent Trocheck is happy about his team's victory over the team he used to play for.
They knew they had a difficult task ahead of them, but they showed their quality. "This one feels good,"-Trocheck said. "Obviously it's a former team but it's also a team that's been really hot lately, they had won 11 in a row, a divisional team, so to get a win against these guys, it means a lot for our club."
K'Andre Miller did not want to put too much emphasis on the fact that they stopped the opposing team's streak.
"It's a big game," Miller said. "I don't think we're too worried about their record and shutting down their streaks and things like that, but I think they're a good team over there and they have a lot of skill, and they definitely have all the skill and power to have that [win] streak." Artemi Panarin spoke about his team's dedication.
"For sure we try and focus 100 percent for every game, but that game, that team is special," Panarin said. "… Maybe it was harder for them to keep focused, but they still played good."