2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Team Practice Sessions
ANN ARBOR, MI - DECEMBER 31: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Colton Orr #28 of the Toronto Maple Leafs works out during Toronto's practice session the day before the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on December 31, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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