DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 23: Goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders keeps his eyes on the puck as Joakim Andersson #18 of the Detroit Red Wings handles it to the side of the net during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on December 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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