LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 6: Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings skates with the puck against Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets at Staples Center on February 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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