Carolina Hurricanes v New Jersey Devils - Game Two
NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 17: Fans arrive to see the New Jersey Devils face the Carolina Hurricanes during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on April 17, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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