DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 23: Kevin Klein #8 of the Nashville Predators controls the puck in front of Valtteri Filppula #51 of the Detroit Red Wings during the first period at Joe Louis Arena on February 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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