• He is the youngest of three hockey-playing brothers: Matt, drafted 26th overall in 2005 by Calgary, played the 2011-12 season in the AHL for the Worcester Sharks; and Michael, drafted 156th overall in 2009 by Los Angeles, played most of the 2011-12 season in the ECHL for the Cincinnati Cyclones. His uncle, Mike Gillis, is the general manager of the Vancouver Canucks.
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