BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 6: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins stretches during warm-ups with Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild at the TD Garden on January 6, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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