CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 12: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks to pass the puck as Matt Beleskey #39 of the Anaheim Ducks skates up from behind during the NHL game on February 12, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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