RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 04: Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes moves the puck against Vincent Lecavalier #4 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during play at PNC Arena on April 4, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/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