TAMPA, Fl. - NOVEMBER 7: Mark Arcobello #26 of the Edmonton Oilers skates with the puck against Brett Connolly #14 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Tampa Bay Times Forum on November 7, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/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