ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 07: Fans cheer as goalie Chris Osgood #30 of the Detroit Red Wings steps on to the ice before the game against the Anaheim Ducks in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals at Honda Center on May 7, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/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