GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 09: Kyle Brodziak #21 of the Minnesota Wild loses the puck as he is hit by Connor Murphy #5 of the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period at Jobing.com Arena on January 9, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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