MONTREAL - NOVEMBER 03: Jaroslav Halak #41 of the Montreal Canadiens warms up before the NHL game against the Atlanta Thrashers on November 03, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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