GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 31: Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Phoenix Coyotes gets ready to stop some warm up shots during pre game against the Anaheim Ducks on October 31, 2009 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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