TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 14: Ryan Malone #12 of the Tampa Bay Lightning heads to the ice for pre-game skate against the Florida Panthers at the St. Pete Times Forum on January 14, 2010 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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