NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Andy Greene #6, Ilya Kovalchuk #17, and Anssi Salmela #29 of the New Jersey Devils celebrate Kovalchuk's goal at 9:18 of the first period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on April 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.
— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3