Randy Cunneyworth stressed he didn’t want to use it as an excuse, but Tomas Plekanec stayed home many of the Canadiens who dressed were under the weather against Dallas Tuesday night.
Which partially explains a 3-0 pasting at the hands of the Stars.
The loss dropped the Canadiens to 14th place in the Eastern Conference.
• Pat Hickey’s game story
• Quotes from the room
• Red Fisher’s column
• Dave Stubbs on Mike Ribeiro and Dallas coach Glen Gulutzan
• John Mahoney photo gallery
• Arpon Basu’s game story
• Pierre Ladouceur’s game report card
• François Gagnon’s column
• Stu Hackel on flaws in the players’ poll