SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 21: Colin Fraser #24 of the Los Angeles Kings battles for control of the puck with Scott Gomez #23 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on May 21, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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