PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 31: Eric Belanger #25 of the Minnesota Wild celebrates his goal with teammates in the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Mellon Arena on October 31, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/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