Canadiens played like they just weren’t into it.
We know why.
Last word (for now) to the great Charles P. Pierce of the Boston Globe:
There is one good thing to come out of the NHL’s abdication of its duty to protect people like Max Pacioretty yesterday. That is – the fans of the Boston Bruins now have lost forever any right to complain that “the league” is out to get their team, and that the Montreal Canadiens have some kind of pull inside the NHL home office. That Zdeno Chara got a complete pass on what he did obviates that talking point forever.