What was the 2020-21 season like?
To borrow a word from every television commercial in the calendar year 2020, it was unprecedented.
It was wildly successful for the Carolina Hurricanes, who finished with 36 wins and 80 points, second-most in the league, in 56 games and their first division title since 2005-06.
It was an unpredictable adventure, from the first drop of the puck in January to the final horn in June.
It was fun and challenging. It was a grind. It was lonely. It was trying. It was abnormal. It was memorable. It was unique.
It was many things, and I'll remember two diametrically opposed scenes from it: how it began and how it ended.