By Andrew Miller
The Post and Courier
I guess growing up every kid dreams of playing in a Game 7 with a league championship on the line?
“No question. I was a little nervous going into the Game 7, but I tried to approach it like any other game. I didn’t want to put too much pressure on myself because then I would have collapsed. I just wanted to stop the first shot and then break the game down into five-minute increments. Alaska didn’t score in the first period and I wanted to build on that momentum and keep rolling from there.”
What’s it like to be in the middle of one of those celebration piles?
“It’s excitement beyond belief. Counting down the last few seconds seemed to take forever. Then seeing the clock at zero, I threw my gloves up and time just stops. You can’t hear yourself scream because all of your teammates are screaming. I don’t know how long we were celebrating. It only felt like a couple of seconds. It was such a phenomenal feeling. There’s been nothing in my career so far to match it.”