LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 8: Sean O'Donnell #6, Drew Doughty #8 and Raitis Ivanans #41 of the Los Angeles Kings take the ice prior to the game against the Minnesota Wild on October 8, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NHLI via 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