"Washington is in Year 5 of their plan, we're in Year 1. We're aware of that. To be able to compete against those teams that are on a mission and had the experience of last year and the previous year to build on and know what they need, whereas we have to learn it all right now. That's why, for us, it's clear it's David against Goliath." -- Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher
"Yeah, anytime you can get arguably two of the best snipers in the world together, it is a lot of fun to watch. I think it is just good entertainment -- good hockey -- when you can have two guys going against each other like that."
-- Washington forward Jason Chimera
Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.