Traded to Vancouver by Ottawa for Patrick Mullen, March 4, 2014. Traded to Tampa Bay by Vancouver with Jason Garrison and Vancouver's 7th round choice in 2015 Entry Draft for Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (later traded to Los Angeles Los Angeles selected Roland McKeown) in 2014 Entry Draft, June 27, 2014.
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