Philadelphia Flyers v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Five
PITTSBURGH - APRIL 23: Kimmo Timonen #44 of the Philadelphia Flyers moves the puck in front of the defense of Pascal Dupuis #9 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 23, 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