TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 02: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers warms up prior to the start of the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on February 2, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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