GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 06: Thomas Vanek #20 of the Montreal Canadiens skates out onto the ice for warm ups to the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on March 6, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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