RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 06: Zac Dalpe #22 of the Carolina Hurricanes greets excited Hurricanes fans before an NHL game against the New York Rangers at the PNC Arena on April 6, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dalpe has been recalled from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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