BOSTON - MAY 1: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins is interviewed during warm-ups before playing against the Carolina Hurricanes during Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Banknorth Garden on May 1, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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