CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 17: Nick Leddy #8 of the Chicago Blackhawks takes the puck around the boards and is followed Trevor Lewis #22 of the Los Angeles Kings during the NHL game on February 17, 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