SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 31: Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers stretches on the ice prior to the start of the game against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on December 31, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Jeffrey R. Sanzare/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