Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks - Game Seven
SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 30: Antti Niemi #31 and Matt Irwin #52 of the San Jose Sharks protect the net against Dwight King #74 of the Los Angeles Kings in Game Seven of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 30, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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