ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 3: Curtis McElhinney #31 of the Columbus Blue Jackets looks on during warm-ups before the game against the Anaheim Ducks on February 3, 2014 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/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