DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 2: Valeri Nichushkin #43 of the Dallas Stars falls to the ice as he tries to keep the puck away against P.K. Subban #76 of the Montreal Canadiens at the American Airlines Center on January 2, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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