At several points last year, it appeared the Canadiens' year would end with the final regular-season game.
The club was devastated by injuries and, worst of all, their captain Saku Koivu had been diagnosed with abdominal cancer. But with spring came a remarkable and inspiring recovery by Koivu, a reconnection between center Doug Gilmour and his game and a return from injury of midseason acquisition Donald Audette -- all in time to spark the team's playoff run.
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