OTTAWA - OCTOBER 24: Chris Neil #25 of the Ottawa Senators knocks over a pyramid of practice pucks during warmups prior to a game against the Boston Bruins at Scotiabank Place on October 24, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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