VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 28: Aaron Palushaj of the Colorado Avalanche plays with a puck as he warms up on the ice before an NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena March 28, 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