BUFFALO, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Cody Hodgson #19 of the Buffalo Sabres and Matt Calvert #11 of the Columbus Blue Jackets chase the puck during a preseason game at First Niagara Center on September 25, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jen Fuller/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