WINNIPEG, CANADA - DECEMBER 9: Chris Thorburn #22, Carl Klingberg #48 and Kyle Wellwood #13 of the Winnipeg Jets line up in front of the net during pre-game warm ups prior to facing the Carolina Hurricanes at the MTS Centre on December 9, 2011 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Lance Thomson/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