UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 26: Michael Grabner #40 of the New York Islanders and Andrew Ference #21 of the Boston Bruins keep their eyes on a loose puck at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 26, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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