"It’s us against the world… At least in that city."   → Matt Carle

"We have to stick together and believe in ourselves. We have to make sure we get ready. We have to seize the moment. We have to look ourselves in the mirror and make sure we have fun and play for the teammate next to you." → Victor Hedman

"We have to believe in each other and play with a little more composure and a little more confidence. We just have to believe." → Steven Stamkos

“He’s from very humble beginnings, from what I understand,” Jean said. “I mean he came to our camp and he had the old equipment of the No. 1 goalie on the team he was playing with. There’s not a pro goalie that would have played with that equipment in North America. That’s how old it was.

“When he received his new set of gear with the Lightning colours, it was like Christmas. It was the first new gear he had in years.”

—  "Latvian netminder Gudlevskis’s remarkable Cinderella story," by James Mirtle (x)