NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 19: Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils takes the ice for warmups prior to starting his first home game as a New Jersey Devil against the New York Rangers at the Prudential Center on October 19, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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