WINNIPEG, MB - JANUARY 31: Eddie Lack #31 of the Vancouver Canucks throws his helmet into the bench in first period action in an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on January 31, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/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