BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 19: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins sprints backstage before the game against the Buffalo Sabres on December 19, 2009 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
I spent a long summer thinking about that playoff series and what could have been. [The Blackhawks] ended up being the Stanley Cup champions, so we know we lost to a very good team. It's tough to know how close we were, and it motivates us for this year.
— Nashville captain Shea Weber in an interview with the Predators website