Goaltender Tomas Vokoun of the Florida Panthers and Nick Boynton defend the net against Chris Thorburn of the Atlanta Thrashers at the Bank Atlantic Center on January 10, 2009 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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