SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 3: Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks defends the net against Justin Williiams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL game on April 3, 2014 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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