San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings - Game Seven
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 28: Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks is pursued by Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings for the puck in the first period of Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 28, 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