5 years ago

After the disappointment of blowing a three-goal lead settled, Nazem Kadri took the glass-half-full approach.

"At the end of the day, we proved a lot of people wrong. Nobody gave us a fair shake at this series. We pretty much gave Boston all it could handle," said Kadri. "I truly believe it's going to make every single person in that dressing room a better hockey player in the future. This is an experience you can't buy. We're going to take what we can and go back to work next year. Despite the struggles early in the playoffs, Kadri emerged as one of the better up-and-coming young centers in the league with 18 goals and 44 points this season.