PITTSBURGH - FEBRUARY 14: Dan Ellis #39 of the Nashville Predators makes a save in front of Bill Guerin #13 and Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins on February 14, 2010 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/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