NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Sergei Kostitsyn #74 of the Nashville Predators laces up his skates for warmups against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game on October 19, 2010 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via 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