MONTREAL - APRIL 22: Marc Savard #91 and Steve Montador #23 of the Boston Bruins wait in the players' tunnel for warmups prior to Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on April 22, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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