DENVER, CO - APRIL 01: Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov #30 gives words of encouragement to Al Montoya #35 of the Phoenix Coyotes before the start of a game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on April 1, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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