CHICAGO, IL - MAY 3: Michael Frolik #67 of the Chicago Blackhawks shoots the puck past Jonas Brodin #25 of the Minnesota Wild in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 03, 2013 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