PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 5: Goaltender Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins makes a stop with his leg pad on a shot from the Pittsburgh Penguins with the help of Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Bruins in the first period on December 5, 2011 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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