NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 25: Vernon Fiddler #38 of the Dallas Stars stretches along the bench in warmups against the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at the Bridgestone Arena on February 25, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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