Stepan said on MSG:
- On Rick Nash,"he is a leader in this locker room and leading by example all season long. He leads in the room with some of the younger guys but he has been leading by example and he seems to be doing a lot of getting us on the board and taking over, it's so impressive."
- On getting traction, "it's good but it doesn't stop here. We are still on the outside and continue to work and I was talking to Larry the other day and it seems like the playoff push starts earlier and we are in one now, before Christmas. It's an important two points and lets get home and look to the next one."
- On his goal, "it's a great play by Marty, after I get the puck around the net, I am not known to be super fast but I have a good amount of speed and I know that if I don't get it in, Marty or Kreider are both there, so it's a next play idea. Once I got behind the net I noticed I had the open net."