• He is related to former NHLers Jeff Beukeboom (second cousin) and Tom Thornbury (uncle). Beukeboom was drafted 19th overall in 1983 by the Oilers and went on to play 804 NHL games for Edmonton and the New York Rangers. Thornbury was drafted 49th overall in 1981 by the Penguins and played 14 games for Pittsburgh in 1983-84.
I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.
— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round