SAINT PAUL, MN - JANUARY 29: Assistant Equipment Manager Matt Benz helps Josh Harding #37 of the Minnesota Wild adjust his skates prior to the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on January 29, 2013 at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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