WINNIPEG, CANADA - MARCH 22: Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his first-period goal against the Winnipeg Jets with teammate Mike Ribeiro #9 at the MTS Centre on March 22, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Travis Golby/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