WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 07: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals warms up prior to playing an NHL game against the Minnesota Wild at Verizon Center on November 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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