“I think a lot of them were in shock, as they should be. I would be if it was the other way around. It was a great series. It was a battle all the way through. We fought hard, they fought hard, a couple of overtime games, a lot of one-goal games. It was a fight to the finish. Two great goalies. It was one of the best series I’ve ever been a part of.”
– Carolina’s Eric Staal after the Canes shocked the Devils with Staal’s last-minute goal to win the game and the series 4-3.