CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 15: Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks approaches the puck as Dennis Seidenberg #44 of the Boston Bruins follows behind in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Final at the United Center on June 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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