NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 7: Patric Hornqvist #27 and Jason Arnott #19 of the Nashville Predators prepare their sticks prior to a game against the Carolina Hurricanes on January 7, 2010 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)
It was a different game in the past, that's for sure. It's not exactly what I was expecting but I think the experience paid off for a lot of our guys that realized what it takes in a Game 7. Realistically the effort we put forward, we might not even had to put 60 [minutes], but we just couldn't get a couple bounces to go our way and we just kept pushing.
— Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby on Washington's play in Game 7 vs. the Islanders