McDonagh said after the game on MSG:
- On the game winner, "they are trying to make a stretch pass, Step picks it off, I think my winger was changing so I tried to join and be in a spot where maybe the puck would find me. Cross-ice pass, Step pump faked, drew a lot of guys to him and was able to drop it back to me and I just tried to put it at the net."
- Ever score a goal like that, "no. I don't think so, not the circumstances at hand and what this game meant to us. Just glad that we get another chance to continue the journey here."
- On the end of regulation and OT, "you gotta continue to keep calm and focused. The building is loud and tensions rising and you need to make plays and have poise with the puck and you see Step there with great patience to find Kreids and you need to bear down and put a good shot towards the net like Kreids did and then we got a chance in OT and I am glad that we get to continue here now and we have another opportunity."
- On doubt creeping in without scoring, "not with this group. We continue to find ways and we continue to look at things we can do better and a good sign that we can find a way to win this game under immense pressure."