The Penguins left the ice with a 2-1 lead after a period that saw only seven play stoppages -- three for goals. The total clock time from puck drop to final siren was 27 minutes -- and that includes a three-minute video review, meaning the 20 minutes of playing time took just 24 minutes of real time.
I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.
— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final