The weather is the biggest factor. You get up every morning and the sun is shining. There’s something to be said about that. The weather plays a good role. On the flip side, it also plays a role in that your players, when they leave the rink, a lot of times aren’t heading home to sit on the couch and relax. They’re doing outdoor activities. That’s something you have to deal with. Overall, it wasn’t an issue.
— Devils coach Peter DeBoer, speaking on his time with the Panthers via the Star-Ledger