DETROIT, MI - MARCH 26: Gustav Nyquist #14 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his first NHL goal with teammates during an NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Joe Louis Arena on March 26, 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