NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 23: Derek Stepan #57 of the New York Rangers skates with the puck while Anton Volchenkov #28 of the New Jersey Devils defends during a preseason game at Madison Square Garden on September 23, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/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