PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 17: Steve Mason #35 of the Philadelphia Flyers makes a glove save during warmups prior to his game agianst the Washington Capitals on December 17, 2013 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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