New Jersey Devils vs. New York Rangers - Game Five
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Ryan Carter #20 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his third period goal with Stephen Gionta #11 in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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