NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 24: Drew Stafford #21, Matt Ellis #37, Nathan Gerbe #42 and Jordan Leopold #3 of the Buffalo Sabres celebrate a goal by Leopold against the New Jersey Devils during the first period of an NHL hockey game at Prudential Center on January 24, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.
— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday