Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - Game Three
COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 21: Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets makes a glove save as Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ryan Murray #27 of the Columbus Blue Jackets battle for position during the first period in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 21, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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