A view of New York City's Empire State Building, dressed in the colors of the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers, who will meet in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on January 2, 2012. (Photo by Melynda Pilon/NHLI via Getty Images )
I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.
— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final