COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 25: Artem Ansimov #42 of the Columbus Blue Jackets knocks away the rebound after Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets stopped a shot from Nazem Kadri #43 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period on October 25, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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