DETROIT - MARCH 30: Valtteri Filppula #51 of the Detroit Red Wings gets congratulated for his goal by teammates Andreas Lilja #3, Niklas Kronwall #55 and Henrik Zetterberg #40 as Aaron Johnson #2 of the Edmonton Oilers skates away dejectedly during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on March 30, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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