Ten years ago this week, Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis and Brad Richards started a march through the Stanley Cup Playoffs that brought the Cup to the Tampa Bay Lightning for the first time in franchise history.
"After you win a Cup you think it's going to be the same group forever," Lecavalier said. "It's funny in hockey; things can change quickly."
None of the three has touched the Stanley Cup since then. But if one of them wants to have a chance to lift the game's most treasured prize, it starts with knocking a friend and former teammate out of the postseason.
When the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers start their Eastern Conference First Round series Thursday at Madison Square Garden (7 p.m. ET; CNBC, TSN, RDS), it will be Lecavalier on one side and Richards and St. Louis on the other.