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Jacob Trouba Takes Responsibility For Brutal Loss To Penguins

Published April 1, 2024 at 11:30 PM

Jacob Trouba puts the blame squarely on his own shoulders as reporters came to ask questions following a 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Trouba's very first shift ended with a brutal turnover that put the Rangers in a quick 1-0 hole in the first 18 seconds of the game. He was also on ice for all three of the Penguins' even-strength goals.

Trouba addresses the media, calling his turnover that led to that first goal for the Penguins "a big mistake":

"That's something I got to be better at starting the game. I think a positive for me is it's a lot of things that are easily fixable for myself that are kind of holding the team back since my coming back. My game improves, this team's going to be in good shape."

Asked if it's just rust, Trouba dismisses the notion:

"I'm not going to make a bunch of excuses about it. It's a mistake. It's probably going to happen again in my career. Got to move forward, got to learn from it. I know I can be a better player and more impactful player in a positive way on this team. That's what I want to do moving forward."

The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Rangers, which held onto a three-point lead for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.
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