RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 15: A member of the Carolina Hurricanes ice crew cleans the ice in front of a Hockey Fights Cancer dasher board prior to an NHL game against the Chicago Blackhawks at PNC Arena on October 15, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Carolina Hurricanes are hosting Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness night as part of the NHL and NHLPA's joint Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. (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