LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 7: A member of the Ice Crew and a young fan stand on the bench prior to the game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Dallas Stars at Staples Center on March 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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