ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Colin Smith #37 of the Colorado Avalanche dives for the puck in front of Jakob Silfverberg #33 of the Anaheim Ducks in the first period at Honda Center on September 22, 2013 in Anaheim, 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