Carolina Hurricanes v Pittsburgh Penguins, Game One
PITTSBURGH - MAY 18: Head coach Paul Maurice of the Carolina Hurricanes addresses the media following Game One of the Eastern Conference Championship Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 18, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the Hurricanes 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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