WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 10: Jake Gardiner #51 of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Joel Ward #42 of the Washington Capitals go after the puck during the first period at Verizon Center on January 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/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