from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
...Washington was eliminated in five games by Boston, with Mantha contributing two assists and no goals in the five games. His ice time dwindled to a series-low 12:23 seconds in Game 5....
"All the excitement that goes with it, the continuous overtimes," Mantha said. "You don't want to make any mistakes. You're trying to create something offensively. Just playing a couple of games will help out a lot in my future.
"The fact we didn't win was the only (negative). It's fun, exciting, but at the end of the day you're playing to win every playoff series.