DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 05: Goalie Petr Mrazek #34 of the Detroit Red Wings stretches during warm ups before an NHL game against the Calgary Flames at Joe Louis Arena on February 5, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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