The latest upset in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs carried added meaning for "Mr. Game 7."
Carolina Hurricanes captain Justin Williams acknowledged as much after his club eliminated one of his former teams, the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, in double overtime in Game 7 on Wednesday night.
"There's a little bit extra," Williams told reporters postgame, including The Associated Press' Stephen Whyno. "I'm not going to lie. I'm not going to say this is just another series."
The 37-year-old forward, who set up Brock McGinn's game-winning goal, wasn't going to be satisfied with merely making the postseason.
Williams played for the Capitals during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons before rejoining the Hurricanes for the following campaign.