The defending champion Chicago Blackhawks bring the Stanley Cup to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. prior to their visit to the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo courtesy of: CHICAGOBLACKHAWKS.com)
It was a different game in the past, that's for sure. It's not exactly what I was expecting but I think the experience paid off for a lot of our guys that realized what it takes in a Game 7. Realistically the effort we put forward, we might not even had to put 60 [minutes], but we just couldn't get a couple bounces to go our way and we just kept pushing.
— Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby on Washington's play in Game 7 vs. the Islanders