MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 26: Montreal Canadiens fans on the Montreal canadiens place outside the Bell Center before the NHL game against the New York Islanders on October 26, 2009 at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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