GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 22: Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with teammate Alexei Ponikarovsky #27 after Doughty scored a first-period goal against the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on January 22, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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