MONTREAL, CANADA - FEBRUARY 21: Josh Gorges #26 of the Montreal Canadiens defends against Colin McDonald #13 of the New York Islanders during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on February 21, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/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