DETROIT, MI - MAY 04: Kyle Palmieri #51 of the Anaheim Ducks and Jonathan Ericsson #52 of the Detroit Red Wings battle for control of the puck during the first period of Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 4, 2013 at Joe Lewis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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