EDMONTON, AB - MARCH 18: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #93 of the Edmonton Oilers reaches for the puck in front of Michael Del Zotto #5 of the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at Rexall Place on March 18, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/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