LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings is pursued by Ryan Reaves #75 of the St. Louis Blues for the puck in the first period of Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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