Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Four
PITTSBURGH - MAY 08: Sergei Gonchar #55 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his goal with teammates against the Washington Capitals during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 8, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)
For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.
— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday