DENVER, CO - JANUARY 16: Patrick Bordeleau #58 of the Colorado Avalanche sprays his face with water prior to the game against the New Jersey Devils at the Pepsi Center on January 16, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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