ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 02: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings smothers the puck in the crease while Teemu Selanne #8 of the Anaheim Ducks looks for a rebound during the first period in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 2, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/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