TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 31: Dion Phaneuf #3 of the Toronto Maple Leafs battles for the puck with Matt Hendricks #26 of the Washington Capitals during NHL game action January 31, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Graig Abel/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