VANCOUVER, CANADA - MAY 1: Daniel Sedin #22 of the Vancouver Canucks tries to check Dan Boyle #22 of the San Jose Sharks off the puck during the second period in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, May 01, 2013 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/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