COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 10: Nick Foligno #71 of the Columbus Blue Jackets looks for an outlet to pass to in the first period as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #93 of the Edmonton Oilers gives chase on February 10, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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