DENVER, CO - JANUARY 22: Fans stand in line waiting for the gates to open as the Los Angeles Kings face the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on January 22, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/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