Dan Cleary of the Detroit Red Wings takes a shot against Mark Eaton and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Five of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Final. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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