OTTAWA, ON - DECEMBER 16: Robin Lehner #40 of the Ottawa Senators leaves the ice after warmup prior to his start against the St. Louis Blues at Canadian Tire Centre on December 16, 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