OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 2: Milan Michalek #9 of the Ottawa Senators steps off the ice during warmups prior to a game against the Winnipeg Jets during an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on January 2, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/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