DETROIT, MI - MARCH 24: Team Masseur Sergei Tchekmarev works on equipment before an NHL game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on March 24, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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