BOSTON, MA - MARCH 29: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins takes the puck in the first period against the Washington Capitals on March 29, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/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