From the Locker Room: Sabres-Rangers

Hear from Phil Housley, Jack Eichel and more after Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Rangers

Nick Lozanovski
November 04, 2018 - 9:49 pm

Photo: Andy Marlin - USA TODAY Sports


The Buffalo Sabres started fast, but fell asleep for a few minutes to start the second period. A couple of quick goals by the New York Rangers was enough to take down Buffalo on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist was impressive for the Rangers, stopping 39 of 40 shots that he faced on the evening.

Jimmy Vesey led the way for the Rangers, tallying two goals, while Conor Sheary was responsible for the Buffalo's lone tally on the evening.

Carter Hutton allowed two goals on 21 shots, but was blinded for both goals that slipped past him.

Go inside the locker room to hear what Jack Eichel, Conor Sheary, Hutton and head coach Phil Housley had to say about the loss:


Jack Eichel:

On how the team played tonight: "I thought we played pretty well, had a couple of chances... It's frustrating."

On the power play performance: "We hit the net a few times, and he [Lundqvist] made some good saves, give their penalty kill credit but we have to find a way to score."

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Conor Sheary:

On the effort tonight: "We thought we put a good effort out there, sometimes these back-to-backs can be tough."

On Henrik Lundqvist: "I mean Lundqvist played well... when he gets scrambling that's when he makes his good saves."

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Carter Hutton:

On the first goal: "I think it caught [McCabe]... I think it hit him in the elbow and ended up in the net... a tough break."

On the fast start: "I thought we played well, we took it to them... we didn't really give up a lot in the first."

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Phil Housley:

On the fast start: "I really liked the way we played from start to finish, obviously we'd want to take back two or three shifts to start the second period, but other than that I thought we controlled the play."

On the effort tonight: "We had a lot of good looks... I like the way we played tonight, if we continue to play like that we are going to win a lot of hockey games."

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