UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 26: In honor of Hockey Fights Cancer, Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders greets Luke, a young cancer patient from Long Island during warmups before the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 26, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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