MONTREAL - APRIL 11: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his 1st period goal as Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens kneels in dejection during their NHL game at the Bell Centre April 11, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec. (Photo By Dave Sandford/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