"It's going to be tough (catching Detroit). If we put a few wins together and get on a roll, you never know, but our focus is making sure we get in (the playoffs)." -- Predators center Mike Fisher
"It's not our main goal, but it's a goal along the way. It was good to clinch the Western Conference and to win the Presidents' Trophy, it's never been done (by the franchise). It would be a good thing for this franchise." -- Ryan Kesler
"It's pretty close to playoff time and I'm sure it's going to be a pretty intense game. But we aren't trying to send any kind of a message. We just want to play hard and play the way we play, and I think the results will come." -- Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier
"We have to understand the playoff race but put our best foot forward and just play hockey. (Our coach) has been really good with younger guys preparing our mindset going into games."
-- Derek Stepan
I didn't think it would actually work, but it ended up working, so I'm thanking my lucky stars tonight.