CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 14: Patrick Sharp #10 and Brian Campbell #51 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after Sharp scored against the Edmonton Oilers on October 14, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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