NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 31: Starting goaltenders Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders and Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils stretch during warmups prior to the game at the Prudential Center on January 31, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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