LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings prepares to take the ice to warm up prior to the game against the Anaheim Ducks at Staples Center on September 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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