ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 5: Adam Cracknell #79 of the St. Louis Blues talks with Bernie Federko before an NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 5, 2013 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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