CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 11: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks including (L-R) Steve Montador #5, Marian Hossa #81, Patrick Kane #88, Duncan Keith #2 and Marcus Kruger #16 wear camouflage jerseys during warm-ups to honor Veterans Day before a game against the Calgary Flames at the United Center on November 11, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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