ST PAUL, MN - MAY 7: Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks controls the puck against Jonas Brodin #25 of the Minnesota Wild during the first period of Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center on May 7, 2013 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/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