UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Darren Helm #43 of the Detroit Red Wings is congratulated by teammates Daniel Alfredsson #11 and Justin Abdelkader #8 on his first period goal as Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders skates away at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 29, 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