ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 10: Ivan Vishnevskiy #59 of the Dallas Stars skates with the puck while being pursued by Bobby Ryan #9 of the Anaheim Ducks during the second period at the Honda Center on April 10, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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