WASHINGTON DC, DC - MARCH 08: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals is stopped on a first period scoring chance by Marty Turco #35 of the Dallas Stars on March 8, 2010 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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