ST. PAUL, MN - NOVEMBER 29: Eric Haula #56 of the Minnesota Wild skates during warmups prior to playing his first career NHL game against the Colorado Avanlache on November 29, 2013 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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