TAMPA, FL - MARCH 6: Ryan Callahan #24 of the Tampa Bay Lightning warms up prior to a game against the Buffalo Sabres at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on March 6, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/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