Angelo Esposito of Canada battles for the puck with Jacob Markstrom of Sweden during the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championships gold medal game held at Scotiabank Place on January 5, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario.(Photo By Dave Sandford/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