PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 25: Steve Mason #35 of the Philadelphia Flyers showcases his new helmet during warmups prior to his game against the Boston Bruins at the Wells Fargo Center on January 25, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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