VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 20: Brendan Smith #2 of the Detroit Red Wings runs to warm up before their NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena April 20, 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