SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 17: Andrew Desjardins #10 of the San Jose Sharks takes a face-off against Jarret Stoll #28 of the Los Angeles Kings in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 17, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Nick Lust/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