SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 19: Kristers Gudlevskis #50 of Latvia lies in front of the net during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff against Canada on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 19, 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