BUFFALO, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Nick Romano of Williamsville, New York looks at ice scultpures with Buffalo Sabres jerseys before the Sabres play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Hockey Day in America on February 17, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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