MONTREAL, CANADA - APRIL 18: Max Pacioretty #67 of the Montreal Canadiens takes a shot on goaltender Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning as Sami Salo #6 of the Lightning defends during an NHL game on April 18, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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