RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 04: Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes stretches during pregame warm-ups prior to an NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings on October 4, 2013 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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