SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 21: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks takes a face-off against RJ Umberger #19 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL game on April 21, 2013 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/NHLI via 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