Pittsburgh Penguins v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Three
PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 19: Fans of the Philadelphia Flyers attend Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Wachovia Center on April 19, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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