U.S. vice presidential Candidate Sarah Palin and her daughter Piper greet Keith Tkachuk of the St. Louis Blues and Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings after dropping the ceremonial first puck before a St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/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