DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 15: Nate Schmidt #88 of the Washington Capitals and Mikael Samuelsson #37 of the Detroit Red Wings battle for the puck along the boards during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on November 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.
— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final