ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 16: Kyle Palmieri #21 of the Anaheim Ducks slides the puck under the stick of goaltender Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars for a goal in the first period of Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 16, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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