VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 17: Patrik Berglund #21 of the St. Louis Blues reaches out to check Rick Rypien #37 of the Vancouver Canucks during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at General Motors Place on April 17, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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