ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 25: T.J. Oshie #74 of the St. Louis Blues battles for the puck with Dan Hamhuis #2 and Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks on October 25, 2013 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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