SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Tomas Hertl #48 of the San Jose Sharks tries to get a shot past the net against Adam Larsson #5 and Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils during an NHL game on November 23, 2013 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Photo by Nick Lust/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