Washington Capitals vs. Montreal Canadiens - Game Six
MONTREAL- APRIL 26: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals is stripped of the puck by Josh Gorges #26 of the Montreal Canadiens in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on April 26, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/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