A strange scene tonight, when Tom Renney had the door closed to the locker room for 10 minutes after the final buzzer.
When the doors opened for the media, we cascaded through, only to have Markus Naslund ask if the team could still have a few minutes to itself. It was apparent that Naslund wanted players to have a chance to talk over the loss internally first. But enough reporters were in the room that we couldn’t just be escorted out, so that conversation was forced to wait.
Meanwhile, give Michal Rozsival this: He was bad tonight, no one is going to dispute that. But he at least stood up after the game and blamed himself for the loss.
â€œI will take responsibility for this game, for sure,â€ Rozsival said. â€œI made two poor decisions on the power play that cost us the game. Thereâ€™s no excuse for that.â€
That’s it from the Garden tonight. More tomorrow…