Given the day off after their Game 3 victory against the Capitals, a handful of players and team staffers took a trip to the Arlington National Cemetery. The visit left a big impression. 

“It was quite a scene,” said defenseman Ryan McDonagh, who logged a team-leading 53:17 in the 2-1 win. “You talk about war and the battle it was and then you go out and see something like that, it really hits home for you.” 

The group spoke with a few guards that worked at the national monument and toured the grounds. Afterward, they left with a fresh perspective on their 114:41-minute game from the night before. “Battle” no longer seemed an appropriate term in characterizing the game. 

Katie Strang ESPN New York