Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Three
PITTSBURGH - MAY 6: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins battles for position against Tom Poti #3 of the Washington Capitals during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Mellon Arena May 6, 2009 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