BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 30: Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins tips the puck in front of Curtis McElhinney #31 of the Columbus Blue Jackets for a goal in the first period during the game at TD Garden on November 30, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/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