From day one Tuukka has been our most consistent player. He gave us an opportunity to win every night. You know, him being here is the reason why we’re here. He’s played extremely well; especially in the playoffs. We all knew Tuukka was a great goalie and being capable of being a number one guy and he has just proven that right now.
This morning prior to Game One against the New York Rangers, Chris Kelly was asked if there might be an emotional letdown following such a big win like Game Seven vs Toronto….
“There better not be a letdown,” the veteran center said, strong on his words. “All we did was give ourselves an opportunity to keep playing. We put ourselves in that situation; we also found a way to correct it. Yeah, it was great we won the first round, but that’s in the past. Our focus is on the second round now.”