SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 27: Andrew Ladd #16 of the Winnipeg Jets scores a goal past Antti Niemi #31 and Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on March 27, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/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