ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 03: Jarret Stoll #28 of the Los Angeles Kings is checked by Matt Beleskey #39 of the Anaheim Ducks in the first period of Game One of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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