DETROIT - APRIL 09: The puck flys right by Johan Franzen #93 of the Detroit Red Wings and scores on goalie Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators on a Niklas Kronwall #55 (not in picture) slap shot during a NHL game on April 9, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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