NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 31: Goalie Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils makes a save during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Prudential Center on December 31, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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