BOSTON, MA - APRIL 20: Reilly Smith #18 of the Boston Bruins scores a goal against the Detroit Red Wings in Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 20, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/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