LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 28: Tomas Hertl #48 of the San Jose Sharks controls the puck as Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings defends while Jonathan Quick #32 looks on during the first period in Game Six of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on April 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/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