Stanley Cup Final
Matt Carkner

Matt Carkner  #7

New York Islanders  Defenseman
NUMBER: 7 BIRTHDATE: November 3, 1980  (AGE 34)
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Winchester, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 233 DRAFTED: MTL / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (58th overall)
Quote of the Day

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