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Rangers 3, Devils 0 -- NHL Eastern Conference Finals, Game 1: Rangers Reaction

The New York Rangers took a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven NHL Eastern Conference Finals playoff series with the New Jersey Devils by winning 3-0 Monday night at Madison Square Garden. Here is some of the reaction from the Rangers following the Game 1 victory.

"We just kept on playing. We stayed with it," said Rangers coach John Tortorella. "We've been in these games all playoffs, with some of the experiences we've gone through. I have a tremendous amount of confidence in our conditioning, and, more importantly, in our mental makeup, as far as handling the situations."


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Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 shots, many of them difficult, in earning the shutout.

" as a goalie you always have to step up when the team needs you," Lundqvist said. "I think it's going to be a tight series. Just a big battle out there. And I thought we made a couple of big plays there when it was a 1-0 game. They had a few chances to tie it up. They didn't, and instead we scored the second one. And that was a big one. But I expect it to be just a big war out there for I don't know how many games. But I look forward to it."

-- Post-game transcripts from ASAP Sports