Sean Avery on his goading of 41-year-old Gary Roberts, which led to a double minor and the Rangers second goal:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s probably easier,Ã¢â‚¬? Avery said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Young guys are just a little dumb. They donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really know whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going on half the time so a guy like that takes it as little more of an insult, like how dare you disrespect them and all theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve done for the game and how great they are.Ã¢â‚¬?
Avery on his recovery from a mediocre showing against the Islanders:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think I played well on Long Island. I think I knew that and Tom (Renney) certainly told me,Ã¢â‚¬? he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I had a revelation as well about what happened to me as a child when I called home and the first thing my Mom says to me IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve played (poorly) three games back.Ã¢â‚¬?