VANCOUVER, BC - APRIL 1: Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers (left) watches teammate Marc Staal #18 play soccer before their NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena April 1, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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