Phoenix Coyotes vs. Detroit Red Wings - Game Three
DETROIT - APRIL 18: Matthew Lombardi #15 of the Phoenix Coyotes battles for the puck with Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 18, 2010 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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