ST. PAUL, MN - FEBRUARY 26: Mikael Granlund #64 of the Minnesota Wild is interviewed prior to playing against the Calgary Flames on his 21st birthday on February 26, 2013 at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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