OTTAWA, ON - DECEMBER 12: Players stand at attention as a large Canadian flag is passed through the crowd during the singing of the national anthems prior to a game between of the Ottawa Senators and the Buffalo Sabres at Canadian Tire Centre on December 12, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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