NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 19: Hundreds of fans line up the entrance to Bridgestone Arena for the season opener between Columbus Blue Jackets and the Nashville Predators on January 19, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/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