DETROIT - OCTOBER 30: Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators and teammate Martin Erat #10 try to stop a goal scored by Brad Stuart #23 of the Detroit Red Wings during a NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on October 30, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/ 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