SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 22: Milan Lucic #17 and David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins and Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks go for the puck at HP Pavilion at San Jose on March 22, 2012 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/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