SUNRISE, FL - FEBRUARY 16: Marcel Goc #57 of the Florida Panthers gets ready to face off against Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning at the BB&T Center on February 16, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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