ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 21: High school students pose for photos on their way to prom before Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the St. Louis Blues and the San Jose Sharks during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on April 21, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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