NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 05: Anders Lindback #39 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a first period save against Alexei Ponikarovsky #12 of the New Jersey Devils as Adam Hall #18 of Tampa Bay moves in to defend at the Prudential Center on March 5, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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