SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 09: Brad Richardson #15 of the Los Angeles Kings and Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks keep their eyes on the puck during an NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings on December 9, 2009 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.
— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final