ST PAUL, MN - MARCH 27: (L-R) Clayton Stoner #4, Torrey Mitchell #17 and Jared Spurgeon #46 of the Minnesota Wild celebrate a goal by Mitchell during the first period of the game against the Phoenix Coyotes on March 27, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/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