UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 29: Dwayne Roloson #30 of the New York Islanders skates out onto the ice prior to the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on December 29, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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