Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils - Game Five
NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 09: A Los Angeles Kings fan stands with a New Jersey Devils fan during the second period of Game Five of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final between the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings at the Prudential Center on June 9, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/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