OTTAWA, CANADA - MARCH 28: Mike Hoffman #68 of the Ottawa Senators shoots the puck during warmup prior to a game against the New York Rangers after being called up from the minors on March 28, 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