Since they missed the playoffs for a fifth straight spring, the rebuilding Calgary Flames will categorize 2013-14 as a failure.
It might have been disappointing, but it was never dull.
From opening night in Washington through to the finale in Vancouver, let's take a trip down memory lane and recap the highs and lows of the season that was for the Flames ...
The Flames open their season in D.C., frittering away a three-goal lead in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals. Starting netminder Karri Ramo stops 35 shots, but the Flames' coaching staff isn't overly impressed and he's a spectator for the next five games.