BUFFALO, NY - FEBRUARY 03: Assistant coach Teppo Numminen of the Buffalo Sabres taps the glass to greet a young fan before their game against the Florida Panthers on February 3, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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