"The kids that came up played unbelievable. ... They were one of the main reasons, the last couple of games meant something," Callahan said.
Lightning not making excuses for missing playoffs →
"This means nothing if as a group (the Lightning) doesn't realize how hard the playoffs are and how consistent you have to be moving forward," Callahan said. "It's a waste if you don't learn from it."
Young Lightning look to future after playoff loss →