OTTAWA, ON - DECEMBER 12: Players stand at attention as a large Canadian flag is passed through the crowd during the singing of the national anthems prior to a game between of the Ottawa Senators and the Buffalo Sabres at Canadian Tire Centre on December 12, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)
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