ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 21: Chris Stewart #25 of the St. Louis Blues looks to tip the puck into the net against Kari Lehtonen #32 and Brenden Dillon #4 of the Dallas Stars during a preseason at the Scottrade Center on September 21, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/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