WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 10: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals warms up prior to the start of the Capitals game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Verizon Center on October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/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