WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 13: Matt Hendricks #26 of the Washington Capitals wears green sweater to celebrate St. Patrick's Day during warm ups of a NHL hockey game against the Chicago Black Hawks on March 13, 2011 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/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