PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 25: Jordan Staal #11 of the Pittsburgh Penguins battles for the loose puck between the defense of Ryan Carter #20 and Adam Henrique #14 of the New Jersey Devils on March 25, 2012 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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