PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 16: Philip Samuelsson #55 of the Pittsburgh Penguins warms up for his NHL debut before the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Consol Energy Center on December 16, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/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