COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 12: Evander Kane #9 of the Winnipeg Jets takes a shot on goalie Steve Mason #1 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during their game at Nationwide Arena on November 12, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/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