"In Washington, we lose a Game 7. Here, we won that Game 7," said Ward, who had 21 goals and 43 points in 79 games this season before adding two goals and seven points in 14 playoff contests. "It's a fine line of one goal, one play. With the group we have here, we've been strong mentally all year. Our road record has really given us a lot of confidence in certain situations."
"I didn't even know how to get in, to be honest," Ward said, smiling. "I had to slip through security."