SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 11: Patric Hornqvist #27 of the Nashville Predators tries to sneak in behind Dan Boyle #22 and Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game on March 11, 2010 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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