CALGARY, CANADA - FEBRUARY 02: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks carries the puck past a defending Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 2, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dylan Lynch/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