BOSTON, MA - MAY 01: Shawn Thornton #22 of the Boston Bruins has his shot blocked by Daniel Briere #48 of the Montreal Canadiens in the first period in Game One of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 1, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/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