MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 03: Scott Gomez #91, Brian Gionta #21 and Georges Laraque #17 of the Montreal Canadiens laugh together during the warm up before the NHL game against the Buffalo Sabres on January 3, 2010 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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