SAINT PAUL, MN - APRIL 10: Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild watches the puck as it narrowly misses the net against the Nashville Predators during the game at the Xcel Energy Center on April 10, 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