SUNRISE, FL - NOVEMBER 5: Goaltender Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes fails to stop a goal by Stephen Weiss #9 of the Florida Panthers at the BankAtlantic Center on November 5, 2010 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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