NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24: Milan Jurcina #23 and Quintin Laing #53 of the Washington Capitals combine to take out Artem Anisimov #42 of the New York Rangers during their preseason game on September 24, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (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