SAN JOSE, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates his goal on a deflection off an assist by Keith Yandle #3 against goalie Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period of a preseason split-squad game at HP Pavilion on September 25, 2010 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/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