PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 05: Ryane Clowe #29 of the New York Rangers skates during warm ups before the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on April 5, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/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