New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals - Game Five
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 10: Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers warms up before the game against the Washington Capitals in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/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