Brady Tkachuk scored a goal in the last minutes to bring victory to his team, and the Ottawa Senators beat the New York Rangers 3-2. Tkachuk is happy that he helped his team. "Everybody stepped up in here tonight," Tkachuk said, as quoted by nhl.com.
"It was a huge game for us, a huge game for our confidence. Hopefully now we get on a little bit of a run here." New York coach Gerard Gallant was not satisfied with his team. "It wasn't good enough," New York coach Gerard Gallant said.
"I mean, we had two chances in overtime, but we didn't play well enough to even be there, to be honest with you. We were fortunate to be 2-2, but it wasn't good enough, especially the first two periods." Ottawa coach D.J. Smith said of Tkachuk he was particularly impressed with his team's fight.
"Outstanding," -D.J. Smith said of Tkachuk. "Just stayed with it all night. Could have scored in the first. Stayed with it, physical. Obviously, the fight, that's a big boy fight. And then scored. There's not much more you can ask of a guy."
Zibanejad: "Just feels disappointing right now,"
Zibanejad is disappointed considering that they could not impose their tempo and show quality.
"Just feels disappointing right now," Zibanejad said. "I didn't think we played good enough in the first or second. We did a little bit of a better job in the third. But it's definitely disappointing to do that, especially with [Shesterkin] giving us a chance to win." Smith praised Tkatchuk who really showed how serious a player he is.
"[Tkachuk's] getting better and better with his hands, clearly tipping pucks and banging them in," Smith said. "Then in overtime he finds another gear, could have had two. Just wasn't going to be denied."