SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 15: Jonathan Quick #32 of United States enters the rink during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game against Russia on day eight of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Al Bello/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