The speech from coach Mike Sullivan to the Penguins that preceded their 2-1 win over Tampa Bay in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals included a few overtures to emotion. But it also harped on the same simple concepts they heard at the first practices Sullivan ran in mid-December.

Winger Conor Sheary, perhaps as well-versed with Sullivan-isms as any of the Penguins because of his time in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and also as adherent as any to the coach's principles, just smiled in the wake of the win at the wisdom of a favored but exhausted phrase, “Play the right way.”

“Maybe (it's) a little bit old,” he said. “But he's right. When you get every guy in the room to play the right way, I think we're a dangerous team.” .........

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