I also get the impression that this team does NOT think they're special (which they better not, they have some talent but they're not loaded with it). I believe this must be something John Tortorella drills into the players' heads too. They know that they have to work hard every single game to achieve what they've been doing and no one player (except maybe Lundqvist every now and then) is going to just bail them out if they start slacking.
the effort and different ways the team as a whole can play to win.
the big thing for me is knowing we can win games, not thinking we have a chance but knowing. its hard to explain but its nice to know going into a game against phx even with a goalie playing great the teams resilient and will pull out a win. knowing that their not going to come out flat against teams they should burry.