OTTAWA - OCTOBER 26: Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Ottawa Senators presents teammate Sergei Gonchar #55 with a silver stick to honour his 1000th career NHL game in a ceremony with the Gonchar family before playing against the Phoenix Coyotes at Scotiabank Place on October 26, 2010 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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