RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 07: Elias Lindholm #16 of the Carolina Hurricanes participates in warmups prior to an NHL game against the Florida Panthers at PNC Arena on February 7, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is the first of back-to-back games the Hurricanes have at home prior to the Olympic break. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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