UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 29: (L-R) Patrick Marleau #12,Joe Pavelski #8 and Brent Burns #88 of the San Jose Sharks celebrate a goal by Pavelski at 17 seconds of the first period against the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 29, 2011 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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