Czech Republic vs. Sweden (Group C - Preliminary Round)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 12: Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Czech Republic faces off against Henrik Zetterberg #40 of Sweden to start the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group C game on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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