NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 16: Jamie Langenbrunner #15 of the New Jersey Devils is held off by goaltender Ondrej Pavelec #31 and defenseman Mark Popovic #3 of the Atlanta Thrashers at the Prudential Center on October 16, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (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