COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 18: Dylan Olsen #34 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Antoine Vermette #50 of the Columbus Blue Jackets battle for a loose puck during the first period on February 18, 2012 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
I think everyone left it out there. Every game this season, regular season and playoffs, we played as hard as we could. We're not out of the playoffs right now because of lack of effort, and that's all that we can ask of each other.
— Predators defenseman Seth Jones after Nashville was eliminated by Chicago in Game 6 on Saturday