Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks - Game Three
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 05: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks reacts after drawing a slashing penalty from Dan Hamhuis #2 of the Vancouver Canucks in the first period of Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on May 5, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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