As the Canadiens losing streak reached six games, coach Jacques Martin talked about accentuating the positive and eliminating the negative.
And in a subdued room, Josh Gorges said “our fans deserve better.”
(Photo of Jacques Martin by Pierre Obendrauf of The Gazette)
The Canadiens had 41 shots on goal.
Peter Budaj was solid in his first start of the regular season.
They finally scored on the power play.
But the losing streak hit six, Max Pacioretty got hurt and the drumbeats of discontent grow ever louder in Montreal.
Sean Gordon of the Globe & Mail received an email from a friend, commenting on Erik Cole’s first game as a Canadien, which came on the power-play:
“So let me get this straight: The Canadiens’ only goal comes from a strategy suggested by a young reporter whom Martin rudely dismissed. Yeah, he’s on top of his s–t.”
Dismaying stat: For the first time in 102 years, your Montreal Canadiens have lost their first five home games of the season.