OTTAWA, CANADA - FEBRUARY 25: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his first period goal with teammates Filip Kuba #17 and Milan Michalek #9 against the Boston Bruins during an NHL game at Scotiabank Place on February 25, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/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