Buffalo Sabres vs. Philadelphia Flyers - Game Seven
PHILADELPHIA , PA - APRIL 26: Fans of the Philadelphia Flyers show off their playoff beards in support of their team before the game against the Buffalo Sabres in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center on April 26, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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