UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 31: New York Islanders Halloween warm up jerseys hang in the locker room as Sean Bergenheim prepares for the game against the Buffalo Sabres on October 31, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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