BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 13: Officials gather after the groundbreaking for the $172 million HARBORcenter before the game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Philadelphia Flyers on April 13, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. The mixed-use entertainment facility will feature two ice rinks and a hotel. Standing (L-R) are Sabres chief development officer Cliff Benson, Buffalo mayor Byron Brown, Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula, and Sabres president Theodore Black. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI vi
You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.
— Lightning forward Steven Stamkos after Game 7 win vs. Rangers on Friday in New York