ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 23: Sergei Gonchar #55 of the Dallas Stars is checked into the boards by Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues on November 23, 2013 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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