"When you win by a large margin, you're never really tested and you never really discover who you are until you are really tested," Laich said. "Playoffs aren't like that. Playoffs aren't 4-0 games, 4-1 games. Playoffs are 2-1 games. Most of the series ends up tied until somebody gets a break and scores a goal and jumps out to a lead. To play those games in the regular season and get used to being comfortable in tight situations, I think, is advantageous to any team."