BOSTON - APRIL 16: Marc Savard #91 of the Boston Bruins skates after the puck against Saku Koivu #11 of the Montreal Canadiens during Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Banknorth Garden on April 16, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/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