OTTAWA, ON - DECEMBER 21: Two minor league hockey players skate with flags prior to a game between the Ottawa Senators and the Phoenix Coyotes at Canadian Tire Centre on December 21, 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