CHICAGO - MAY 11: Mats Sundin #13, Willie Mitchell #8, Sami Salo and Mason Raymond #21 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrate after Raymond scored a goalin the second period as Niklas Hjalmarsson #4 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates towards the bench during Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 11, 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