BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 18: Ville Leino #23 of the Buffalo Sabres warms up to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on January 18, 2014 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jen Fuller/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