Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Three
CHICAGO - MAY 05: Cam Barker #25 of the Chicago Blackhawks falls to the ice while fighting for the puck against Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 5, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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