NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues is congratulated by teammate Jaden Schwartz #9 after Steen scored in the first period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on January 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/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