SAINT PAUL, MN - APRIL 7: Andrew Brunette #15 of the Minnesota Wild gets position between Ivan Vishnevskiy #59 and Matt Climie #33 of the Dallas Stars neat their goal during the game at the Xcel Energy Center on April 7, 2009 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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