PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 1: James Neal #18 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his goal with the bench during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers on April 1, 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