PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 01: Matt Ellis #37 of the Buffalo Sabres controls the puck against Matt Carle #25 of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 1, 2010 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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