BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 26: Mark Recchi #28 of the Boston Bruins presses goalie Mathieu Garcon #32 of the Columbus Blue Jackets at the TD Banknorth Garden on September 26, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/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