WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 11: Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks brings the puck around the net in the first period as he is pursued by Mikhail Grabovski #84 of the Washington Capitals during an NHL game at Verizon Center on April 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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