GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 16: Jared Boll #40 of the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates with Jack Johnson #7 and Derek MacKenzie #24 after Boll scored a first period goal against the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on February 16, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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