NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 14: Marek Mazanec #39 of the Nashville Predators works to cover the net without his stick in warm-ups prior to a game against the San Jose Sharks at Bridgestone Arena on December 14, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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