NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 28: Paul Gaustad #28 of the Buffalo Sabres and Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils battle for position on a loose puck on a faceoff during their game at the Prudential Center on October 28, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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