CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 26: Michal Handzus #26 and Jamal Mayers #22 of the Chicago Blackhawks walk out to the ice before the NHL game against the Calgary Flames on April 26, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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