PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 26: Kurtis Foster #3 of the Philadelphia Flyers passes a puck through a hole to a fan during warmups prior to the game against the New York Rangers at the Wells Fargo Center on March 26, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (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