LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Mike Brown #18 of the San Jose Sharks and Kyle Clifford #13 of the Los Angeles Kings go the ice as they fight in the first period at Staples Center on October 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/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