OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 27: Owner Eugene Melnyk (R) of the Ottawa Senators serves a fan a hotdog and a coke for twenty-five cents at a concession stand for a promotion before the start of an NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings at Canadian Tire Centre on February 27, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/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