NEWARK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 16: Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils tends net in warmups prior to the game aganst the New York Rangers in a preseason tilt at the Prudential Center on September 16, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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