ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 29: St. Louis Blues fans take pictures of Maxim Lapierre #40 of the St. Louis Blues during warm ups prior to an NHL game against the Dallas Stars on March 29, 2014 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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