Philadelphia Flyers v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Two
PITTSBURGH - APRIL 17: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins collides with Ryan Parent #77 of the Philadelphia Flyers during Game Two of the Eastern Confrence Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 17, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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