NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 6: David Legwand #11 of the Nashville Predators battles against Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings in front of goalie Pekka Rinne #35 during an NHL game at the Bridgestone Arena on March 6, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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