TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 4: Ryan Shannon #22 of the Tampa Bay Lightning heads to the ice for pre-game skate against the Chicago Blackhawks at the St. Pete Times Forum on November 4, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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