NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 7: Patric Hornqvist #27 and Richard Clune #16 of the Nashville Predators get ready to take the ice for warm ups against the San Jose Sharks of the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on January 7, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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