VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 6: A young fan watches as Lee Stempniak #22 of the Calgary Flames leaves the ice after warming up for the NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena April 6, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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