BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 14: Matt Cooke #24 of the Minnesota Wild knocks practice pucks to the ice as they warm up to play the Buffalo Sabres on October 14, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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