COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 4: Nathan Horton #8 of the Columbus Blue Jackets meets with fans waiting outside before the start of the NHL game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Calgary Flames on October 4, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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