OTTAWA - DECEMBER 16: Jarkko Ruutu #73 of the Ottawa Senators stickhandles the puck away from Matt Ellis #37 and Andrej Sekera #44 of the Buffalo Sabres behind the net at Scotiabank Place on December 16, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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