GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 24: Keith Yandle #3 and goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes visit with some youth hockey players before the start of their game against the San Jose Sharks at Jobing.com Arena on April 24, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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