Montreal Canadiens vs. Washington Capitals - Game One
WASHINGTON - APRIL 15: Tom Poti #3 of the Washington Capitals fights for a loose puck against Brian Gionta #21 of the Montreal Canandiens during Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 15, 2010 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/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