BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 04: Maxim Afinogenov #61 of the Buffalo Sabres battles for the puck in the corner with Dainius Zubrus #8 of the New Jersey Devils on April 4, 2009 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
I think everyone left it out there. Every game this season, regular season and playoffs, we played as hard as we could. We're not out of the playoffs right now because of lack of effort, and that's all that we can ask of each other.
— Predators defenseman Seth Jones after Nashville was eliminated by Chicago in Game 6 on Saturday