CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 10: Sam Gagner #89 of the Edmonton Oilers scores a 1st period goal against Ray Emery #30 of the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on March 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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