DETROIT, MI - MARCH 31: Detroit Red Wing players all wear jersey #9 in honor of former hall of famer Gordie Howe on his 85th birthday during warm ups before a NHL game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Joe Louis Arena on March 31, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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