ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 30: Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the St. Louis Blues warms up before Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Kings during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on April 30, 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