VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 14: Steven Pinizzotto #13 of the Vancouver Canucks walks to the Canucks dressing room before his NHL game against the Nashville Predators at Rogers Arena March 14, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Pinizzotto is scheduled to play in his first ever NHL game tonight. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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