OTTAWA - OCTOBER 31: Zambonis resurface the ice after warmups prior to an NHL game between the Ottawa Senators and the Atlanta Thrashers at Scotiabank Place on October 31, 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