SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 11: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals skates with the puck against Gregory Campbell #11 of the Florida Panthers at the Bank Atlantic Center on April 11, 2009 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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