SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 8: Olympic medalist Lauryn Williams drops the puck prior to the start of the game with fellow Olympians Tomas Kopecky (back left) and teammate Aleksander Barkov (back right) of the Florida Panthers with current players Nick Bjugstad #27 of the Florida Panthers and Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers at the BB&T Center on April 8, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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