RALEIGH, NC - DECEMBER 16:Tuomo Ruutu #15 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates his first period goal with teammates Eric Staal #12 and Ray Whitney #13 during a NHL game against the Dallas Stars on December 16, 2009 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
Obviously a lot happened in a short period of time. At the end of the day, considering everything I went through, I really felt close to my teammates and I really feel like what we accomplished, I know we didn't win it all. ... I'm really proud of how we got there and what we did once we got there.
— Rangers forward Martin St. Louis to Jim Cerny of BlueshirtsUnited.com