ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Justin Falk #44 of the Minnesota Wild is checked into the boards by Kyle Palmieri #51 of the Anaheim Ducks while pursuing the puck in the at Honda Center on February 1, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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