PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 25: Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks catches a puck with the tip of his glove during warmups prior to his game against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 25, 2009 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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