LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 6: Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings attempts a save against Vladamir Sobotka #17 of the St. Louis Blues in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Aaron Poole/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