Alex Kovalev had the line of the night:
"For 40 minutes," he said, "it felt like a soccer game."
For the first 10 minutes, Guy Carbonneau said, it felt like gum surgery.
"They play an aggressive style," the coach said. "We talked about making good passes and being sure to get pucks behind their defence.
"Then for the first 10 minutes, we did the opposite."