RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 07: Frantisek Kaberle #5 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates his third period goal with teammates Scott Walker #24, Sergei Samsonov #14, and Niclas Wallin #7 during a NHL game against the New York Islanders on April 7, 2009 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Canes defeated the Islanders 9-0. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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