LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 16: Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings handles the puck against Scott Hannan #27 of the San Jose Sharks in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Evan Gole/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