UNIONDALE, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Tim Sestito #47 of the New Jersey Devils checks Calvin de Haan #3 of the New York Islanders during preseason action at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 23, 2009 in Uniondale, New York. (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