COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 26: A pair of young Columbus Blue Jackets fans pose next to the cannon for a photo before the game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Chicago Blackhawks on January 26, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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