Craig Rivet, Derek Roy and Drew Stafford of the Buffalo Sabres pause for a moment of silence for the victims of Continental Connection flight 3407 prior to playing the San Jose Sharks. (Photo by Rick Stewart/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