Los Angeles Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks - Game Five
VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 22: Vancouver Canucks fans cheer before Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Los Angeles Kings and the Vancouver Canucks during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Rogers Arena on April 22, 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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