TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 19: Goalie Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning leads teammates out to the ice for pre-game warm ups prior to tonight's against the Boston Bruins at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on October 19, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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