WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 23: Steve Oleksy #61 of the Washington Capitals warms up prior to the start of an NHL game against the Anaheim Ducks at Verizon Center on December 23, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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