LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 23: Rob Scuderi #7 of the Los Angeles Kings leaves the ice after warming up prior to the game against the San Jose Sharks in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/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