OTTAWA, ON - NOVEMBER 9: Bobby Ryan #6 of the Ottawa Senators gets help from head athletic therapist Gerry Townend with taping his stick during warmup prior to a game against the Florida Panthers at Canadian Tire Centre on November 9, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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