DETROIT - MARCH 30: Valtteri Filppula #51 of the Detroit Red Wings gets congratulated for his goal by teammates Andreas Lilja #3, Niklas Kronwall #55 and Henrik Zetterberg #40 as Aaron Johnson #2 of the Edmonton Oilers skates away dejectedly during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on March 30, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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