It's a season that still leaves a sour taste in Montreal Canadiens' fans mouths.
The 2013-14 season was rolling along, the Habs' bounced the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the playoffs, eliminated the Boston Bruins in the second round during an absolutely crazy series and then ran into some bad luck during the Eastern Conference Finals.
Chris Kreider of course slammed into Carey Price taking him out for the playoffs.
The Canadiens' weren't able to get the job done without Price and were eliminated by the Rangers.
Ask any Habs' fans, if the Canadiens had Price for that series, they would have made it to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Former Canadiens' forward Daniel Briere who was part of that team feels the same.
"Very few people saw us beating the Lightning in the first round. After that, not many gave us a chance against Boston in the next round. But when we beat the Bruins, that's when I started to believe we would see the Stanley Cup Finals take place in Montreal. I'm convinced we would have made it to the Finals if Carey Price didn't get injured" Briere told TVA Sports.
The Rangers would eventually lose to the Los Angeles Kings in the Finals, but Briere isn't so sure the Habs' would have suffered the same fate.
"They had a big and tough team, especially up front. They were basically like a machine. But in the Stanley Cup Finals, anything can happen. That's even more true when you have Carey Price at the height of his game."
"I think about that season a lot. Everything was aligning for us. The team kept playing better and better and a lot of players took their game to another level during the playoffs. Rene Bourque and Lars Eller struggled during the regular season but were putting together huge games during the playoffs."
"What I saw develop with the Canadiens' that year was very special, but having the chance to play for the Stanley Cup would have been incredible".