WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 10: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals warms up prior to the start of the Capitals game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Verizon Center on October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/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