Ryan Carter of the Anaheim Ducks looks to deflect a shot as Vesa Toskala of the Toronto Maple Leafs defends the net with Mike Van Ryn of the Leafs looking on during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre October 21, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo By Dave Sandford/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