DETROIT, MI - APRIL 22: Jordan Caron #38 of the Boston Bruins scores a first-period goal on golie Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings against the Detroit Red Wings in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/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