"He's probably so excited to go in there and be the villain and just do his thing," Capitals winger Brett Connolly said. "He's a guy who does a lot of dirty work and (plays) a lot of hard minutes and sticks up for his teammates and gets in fights with guys that maybe you don't want to at the time but he's going to do it anyways because he's a good teammate."
"It's good for a guy like (Sanford) to come in, he scores in back-to-back games, and get his confidence up a little bit because down the line we might need him to come in and be good and help us win," forward Brett Connolly said. "There's so many things that can happen. Guys can play poorly in the playoffs and they want to switch it up."