U.S. vice presidential Candidate Sarah Palin and her daughter Piper greet Keith Tkachuk of the St. Louis Blues and Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings after dropping the ceremonial first puck before a St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/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