Detroit Red Wings v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Three
CHICAGO - MAY 22: Fans make their way into the UNited Center for Game Three of the Western Conference Championship Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings on May 22, 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