DENVER - SEPTEMBER 28: Paul Stastny #26 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates his first period goal with his teammates against the Dallas Stars during preseason NHL action at the Pepsi Center on September 28, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/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