DETROIT - NOVEMBER 11: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings makes a blocker save on Ales Hemsky #83 of the Edmonton Oilers during their NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on November 11, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan.(Photo By Dave Sandford/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