NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 13: Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates a shorthanded goal at 17:18 of the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Prudential Center on March 13, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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