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Successful Canadiens Season Comes to a Painful Finish

The 2013-14 rendition of the Montreal Canadiens went the farthest in the Stanley Cup playoffs than any other Canadiens team since 1993. The season was highlighted by adversity such as the epic late game comeback against the Senators. Nobody expected the Canadiens to go far in the playoffs. They swept the Tampa Bay Lightning. Every single RDS “expert” predicted the Bruins would win the series. The Habs overcame a 3-2 series deficit and won in 7 games.

Finally when it seemed the Habs were the favourites to win the series, perennial all star, gold medal winning franchise goaltender Carey Price fell at the evil hands of Chris Kreider. Third-stringer, no namer goalie Dustin Tokarski stepped in and gave it his all, but the team fell in 6 because they didn’t play like they were the better team.

The Rangers were the better team. Dominic Moore scored the only goal in the close out game as Henrik Lundqvist made 18 saves for the shutout. The Canadiens didn’t go out with a bang, but there is plenty of good to take away from their most successful season in 21 years. The Canadiens won 10 playoff games this year. They won a combined 4 in the previous 3 seasons. What’s the best part? This team is only going to get better.