UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 19: Fans celebrate the return of NHL hockey prior to the home opener game between the New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 19, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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