BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 03: Jeff Schultz #55 of the Washington Capitals reacts to getting hit with a high stick from Jason Pominville #29 of the Buffalo Sabres on March 3, 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. Pominville received a penalty on the play. (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