UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 27: James Wright #17 of the Winnipeg Jets falls to the ice as teammate Chris Thorburn #22 and Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders race for the puck at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 27, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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