SAN JOSE, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Michal Handzus #26 and Tim Kennedy #46 of the San Jose Sharks battle for the puck against Jordin Tootoo #22 and Cory Emmerton #25 of the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game on February 28, 2013 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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