UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 03: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins takes the shot during warmups prior to playing against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 3, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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