CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 09: Brendan Gallagher #11 of the Montreal Canadiens hits the ice trying to control the puck under pressure from Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on April 9, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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