Young team reaps benefits of some first-round hiccups

Via: Buffalo News

‘”I think we really gained a lot of experience as a team, most specifically for the young guys,” defenseman Jay McKee said Thursday. “I think that our first series had a lot of twists and turns in it from being ahead two games to having pretty much a must-win situation in Game Five here at home. It was physical. It had a lot of speed to it. It really had everything, momentum changes. So it was great for them to get their feet wet and get a feel for what it’s like. Every shift has so much meaning to it, as opposed to an 82-game season.”‘