5 Reasons the 2013-14 Montreal Canadiens' Season Has Been a Success

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5 Reasons the 2013-14 Montreal Canadiens' Season Has Been a Success
Seth Wenig/Associated Press
Montreal Canadiens goaltenders (from left) Dustin Tokarski, Peter Budaj and defenseman Josh Gorges.

It ended in disappointment, but the 2013-14 Montreal Canadiens season can only be considered a good one as well as an overwhelming success.

Despite being eliminated in embarrassing fashion in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final by the New York Rangers, there were a lot of positives to be taken away from this postseason run and the regular season that preceded it.

Sure, the Habs managed just five shots on goal in the final third period of their season when they faced just a single-goal deficit heading in. And, yes, they had more trouble getting in the “o-zone” (and at times even out of their own zone) than harmful ultraviolet light (which gets absorbed by the ozone layer).

Still, one cannot ignore the fact that the Habs went further this season than in any other one since winning their last Stanley Cup back in 1993. Here are four other reasons and the top five overall why this season was a successful one:

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