NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: A young fan watches warm-ups and Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers prior to the start of the game against Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden on January 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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