By Ken Wiebe (The Athletic)

Paul Maurice doesn’t often find himself at a loss for words.

Sunday night was one of those times, though, when the subject of him reaching 700 NHL wins was brought up in his postgame session with members of the media.

Part of the reaction was related to the reality that a milestone like this is something you can’t fully appreciate until you have a bit more time for it to soak in.

The other issue is that NHL coaches are programmed to live in the moment, and one of those standard lines Maurice has issued on multiple occasions is about how he preaches to his group the importance of handling the day.

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