SUNRISE, FL - FEBRUARY 14: Andrei Markov #79 of the Montreal Canadiens warms up prior to the game against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on February 14, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/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