GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 25: T.J. Oshie #74 of the St Louis Blues works on his hand-eye coordination during warm-ups prior to taking on the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on March 25, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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