TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins trips over B.J. Crombeen #19 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of the game at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on February 21, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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