VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 26: Cory Schneider #35 of the Vancouver Canucks warms up before the NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Rogers Arena March 26, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (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