ST PAUL, MN - APRIL 9: Ryan Suter #20 of the Minnesota Wild looks on as Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks shoots the puck at Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild during the first period of the game on April 9, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/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