Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - Game One
PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 14: Mika Zibanejad #93 of the Ottawa Senators skates for the loose puck in front of Douglas Murray #3 and Tomas Vokoun #92 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on May 14, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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