We're a young team and we've started pretty good. What the guys have to realize is that it's still an 82-game schedule and we have to go hard the whole time.

It's a long season, but these points are just as important. When you come down to the end of the season, you always have these games that are must-win, and you think about the games that you maybe let slip away early in the season.

I've always wanted to play for a team that had a shot at winning the Cup. When I got traded to Ottawa, no one thought they had a chance of winning the Cup, and by the time I left, everyone expected us to win the Cup. From year to year, it's different.

Nobody's really thinking about hockey. We're thinking about the guys.