GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 13: Goaltender Tim Thomas #30 of the Dallas Stars makes a save on the shot from the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period of the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on April 13, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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