New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal joined NHL Live to discuss the team advancing to the Eastern Conference Final. The Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in Game 7 on Tuesday to win their second-round series 4-3 and complete a comeback from down 3-1.
"It's a great sense of accomplishment for our group, our team," Staal said.
Following a 4-2 loss in Game 4, the Rangers held a closed-door meeting, which planted the first seeds of their comeback.
"We didn't play very well," Staal said. "I don't think we were close to the level we're used to competing at. It's a terrible low feeling when you get in a hole like that knowing what's ahead of you. We just talked about playing our best game and knowing what our best game is; a couple of guys talked on their experience in coming back in those types of situations. It was almost a sense of calm after the meeting."