SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Joe Thornton #19, Tomas Hertl #48 and Dan Boyle #22 of the San Jose Sharks celebrate a goal against the St. Louis Blues during an NHL game on November 29, 2013 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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