An uncharacteristically blunt Jacques Martin assessed the work of his ravaged defence corps by refusing to blame newbies Raphael Diaz and Alexei Emelin.
Martin said the Canadiens started well but were done in by three consecutive first-period penalties, during which Calgary scored twice.
“Then they got a third goal and that killed our momentum,” Martin added.
Tomas Plekanec pinpointed lack of support in the Canadiens’ end, where, he said, “we made too many soft plays.”
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