ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 23: Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks vies for puck possession near the sideboards with Ryan Clowe #29 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 23, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/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