UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 16: A general view of Military Appreciation Night before the game between the New York Islanders and the Detroit Red Wings during their game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 16, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/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