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Fly on the Wall: March 17, 2009

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL – Here’s what the Rangers had to say for themselves after eking out a 4-3 shootout win at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night. 

Lundqvist on the one that got away

While New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist wasn’t thrilled with his performance in the game’s final minutes he still seemed pretty pleased with his team’s un-pretty victory.

“I think we played great tonight.  We should have had a 3-2 win; I let in a terrible one on the third goal.  We came in here and got the two points that we came for and although I wasn’t perfect, it feels good to get those points and the team really saved me.”

Chris Drury explains why two is better than one

“It was a good game. They played hard, we played hard and it went right down to the last shot.  Both teams know how tight the playoff race is and it’s going to be like that until the 82nd game.  Every game is big and every point is huge and I’m just glad we came away with two tonight.”

Antropov becomes a little less generous, make that a lot less generous

After opening the scoring in the first period, newly-acquired Ranger and much-maligned former Leaf Nik Antropov finally realized the key to finding the back of the net : stop passing. 

“That’s what I’ve been hoping from myself for 10 years – to just shoot.  If you’re not shooting, you’re not going to score.  On the shootout, when I crossed the blue line I was looking blocker side because he was out a little bit too far and as I was coming in to the hash mark, I didn’t really do anything; just a little head fake and he just went down too early.”

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