"Depth has been huge," Doughty said. "Our top players have been playing great, but so far in this Stanley Cup finals, you're not seeing Kopi [Anze Kopitar] get a ton of points, you're not seeing myself get a lot of points, you're not seeing Carts get a lot of points. It's all been Cliffy and Stolly and Williams, guys like that that are stepping up to the plate. That's how you win championships. I know we haven't won it yet but that's how you get to the point we're at right now. We need the whole team, that's the bottom line, if you're playing too many guys too often, they're going to get tired."
No time to get tired now. Lord Stanley's mug will be in the building Wednesday night.
"We're a loose group, we're a confident group, we're a strong group," Stoll said.
"It's a grind," Brown said. "But going into this postseason and the way this team is built and the way [it] has played over the past few postseasons, we're never the best team in the regular season, but we found ways to play playoff hockey at the right time. A lot of it is just how we're built and how we play."