Travis Hamonic on facing an Eastern Conference team twice in seven days:
"It helps. I mean, it's teams that you don't see often. You do, obviously scouting reports and you watch the video and see what their tendencies are as best you can, but you can really only get a taste for that once you play them, so we play them twice within a week, I think we know what to expect. Obviously, they're a good team, a lot of depth and great goaltending so we'll be prepared for that and ready to go on our side."
Hamonic on playing his 500th regular-season game on Monday:
"It's obviously significant for me in the sense that I'm grateful for this life that I have and I know that it's something to appreciate and you can't take for granted. I know it's a lot more games than a lot of guys get so I'm grateful for that opportunity and that chance. But for me the number doesn't really mean too much other than how grateful I am, but I think for my family, they're really excited, they've lived and breathed it every step of the way with me so for them I think it maybe holds a bit more significance for them."