RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 14: Braden Holtby #70 is greeted by fans as he leaves the ice prior to an NHL game against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on March 14, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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