WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 04: Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders finds the puck in traffic during the first period of an NHL game against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on April 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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