OTTAWA, CANADA - JANUARY 30: Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators talks with Peter Budaj #30 of the Montreal Canadiens as they stretch during warmup prior to their respective starts of an NHL game on January 30, 2013 at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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