SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 28: Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks is tripped up going after the puck, deflected away from the net by goaltender Antti Niemi #31 against the Vancouver Canucks at HP Pavilion at San Jose on December 28, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Obviously a lot happened in a short period of time. At the end of the day, considering everything I went through, I really felt close to my teammates and I really feel like what we accomplished, I know we didn't win it all. ... I'm really proud of how we got there and what we did once we got there.
— Rangers forward Martin St. Louis to Jim Cerny of BlueshirtsUnited.com