WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 08: Ryane Clowe #29 of the New Jersey Devils controls the puck against Martin Erat #10 of the Washington Capitals in the first period during an NHL game at Verizon Center on February 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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