OTTAWA, CANADA - MARCH 23: A young fan wearing ear protection watches warmup prior to an afternoon game between the Ottawa Senators and the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 23, 2013 at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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