MONTREAL, CANADA - FEBRUARY 9: An empty Bell Centre awaits the start of the NHL game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 9, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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