"It's a special feeling tonight, especially seeing how passionate the crowd was and how excited they were," Edmonton forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins said. "We've had some tough years, but it's all worth it right now."
"We're still in the thick of things. We can't dwell on losses, we just have to keep moving forward," Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins said. "At the start of the year is you asked us if we'd be in this spot. I'd take it after five years of not even being close. It's going to be intense coming down the stretch here, but it's going to be a lot of fun. We have to relish it. We can't worry about what other teams are doing. If we win, we're going to get in. Our fate is in our own hands now."