OTTAWA, ON - MARCH 31: Jeff Skinner #53 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates his first-period goal against the Ottawa Senators with teammates at the players' bench at Canadian Tire Centre on March 31, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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