TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 9: Head Coach Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Head Coach Adam Oats of the Washington Capitals discuss the issues with the ice with referees Dave Jackson #8 and Frederick L'Ecuyer #17 prior to the start of the game at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on January 9, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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