RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 10: Jeff Skinner #53 of the Carolina Hurricanes participates in warmups prior to an NHL game against the Washington Capitals, the team's last home game of the 2013-14 season, at PNC Arena on April 10, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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