ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 8: Jaden Schwartz #9 and David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues skate after the puck as Alec Martinez #27 and Rob Scuderi #7 of the Los Angeles Kings fall to the ice in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 8, 2013 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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