ST PAUL, MN - FEBRUARY 7: Kyle Brodziak #21 of the Minnesota Wild skates away as Clayton Stoner #4 checks Alex Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of the game on February 7, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/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