WINNIPEG, MB - JANUARY 19: Fans (L-R) Derek McMahon, Lucas Stout, and Darryl Chartrand cheer for the cameras as they make their way to the doors before the Winnipeg Jets and Ottawa Senators game on January 19, 2013 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/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