DETROIT, MI - MAY 06: Jonas Hiller #1 of the Anaheim Ducks dives for the puck while Ben Lovejoy #6 and Ryan Getzlaf #15 also of the Ducks defend against Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on May 6, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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