BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 29: Steve Oleksy #61 of the Washington Capitals looks to pass against Marcus Foligno #82 of the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center on December 29, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/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