"I think every time you do this, it gets a little more special because it gets a little harder," Whalen said. "And more meaningful because you know it's not easy. It's not something we try to take for granted ever."
"I'm excited for everybody that hasn't gotten a chance to play there to experience what it will be like to play in that arena, in that environment in a playoff-type situation," Whalen said. "There's really nothing quite like it."