New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals - Game One
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 02: Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers skates with the puck in the first period of Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Washington Capitals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 2, 2013 in Washington (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)
Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.
— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals