WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 14: Mike Brown #18 of the San Jose Sharks and Aaron Volpatti #24 of the Washington Capitals fight during the first period at Verizon Center on January 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/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