The Canadian humiliated 8-1 by the boston Bruins

Le Canadien humilié 8-1 par les Bruins

Joel Armia of the Canadian has seen near the bench of the Bruins, courtesy of the defender Zdeno Chara.

26 November 2019 22h10


The Canadian humiliated 8-1 by the boston Bruins

Alexis Belanger-Champagne

The Canadian Press


The Canadian has reached the bottom of the barrel Tuesday night. At least, he must hope that the barrel is not more hollow.

Three days after blowing a lead of four goals, the club has been humiliated by the Boston Bruins, who have won 8-1 at the Bell Centre.

The Canadian had stood up to the Bruins in a victory of 5-4, three weeks ago. This time, the Habs was never in the shot and he cashed in a fifth setback in a row.

Jake DeBrusk opened the scoring in the numerical advantage after 8:03 of the game, then David Pastrnak has managed a hat trick. Brad Marchand added a goal and two helpers, crossing the plateau of 600 points in the NHL along the way.

Price chased

Carey Price allowed five goals on 11 shots in 21:10 of the game. He was driven out of his net for the first time since December 9, 2017, in a reversal of 6-2 against the Edmonton Oilers.

If we include the game on Saturday, when the Canadian dropped a lead of four goals before losing 6-5 in the face of the New York Rangers, Price has provided 11 goals on 45 shots in his last two starts.

“(Price) is part of the team and the team has not been good enough tonight, ” said the head coach of the Canadian, Claude Julien. We all know Carey. It is able to be better. It doesn’t mean that it’s his fault, but I can’t say that it was excellent not more.”

Anders Bjork, Charlie Coyle and Danton Heinen had also hit the target for the Bruins (16-3-5). Jaroslav Halak has rejected 36 shots and carried his card in career to 6-0 when he faces Price.

Shea Weber was the only scorer of the Canadian (11-8-5). Is at Price, Keith Kinkaid has stopped 10 of 13 shots directed towards him.

The Achilles heels of Canada have resurfaced in the first period. The Bruins have hit the target when both their numerical advantage and added a net with 37 seconds to go in the commitment.

The unit shorthanded the Habs held the 27th place in the NHL before games Tuesday with an efficiency of 73.6 %. In relation to the purposes granted in the last minute of a period, it was a 12th was granted by the Canadian in such situations this season.

At the other end of the rink, the Canadian was not a bad game so far. Weber had given the reply to DeBrusk mid-way through the first twenty, at the end of an attack four-three.

However, the Bruins have quickly knocked out the Canadian in the back of the first intermission.

Pastrnak scored his second goal of the evening after eight seconds of play, cutting in front of Weber before to surprise Price with a shot against the current on the side of the shield to bring the score to 4-1.

Bjork was then put an end to the evening Price 62 seconds later. Sean Kuraly blocked a clearance by Jeff Petry while there were changes to the bank of Canada, which has allowed Bjork to escape. Bjork went there a hesitation, and then surprised the Price on the side of the mitten.

“In the first period, we gave three chances to score and (the Bruins) scored every time,” noted Julien. We were not awful, but what we have given has been costly. And then we started the second by giving up a goal. I found that from there, we collapsed. Mentally, we have not been strong enough to bounce back.”

Julien has asked for a time off and Kinkaid has replaced Price in front of the net of the local team. Pastrnak, however, quickly stifled any hope of a comeback by completing his hat trick at 9:06. Left alone in front of Kinkaid, Pastrnak was then scored by deflecting a shot from the edge of Brandon Carlo.

Coyle and Heinen have turned the iron in the wound by adding two more goals in the third period.

The Canadian will play its next match on Thursday, when the New Jersey Devils will be visiting the Bell Centre.



Phillip Danault has admitted that the Canadian had the fragile confidence these days:

“I think we are a bit uncertain these days, especially after the last match. We may be fragile at this level. It is necessary to work on it. It is necessary to move up in the sleeves. It is necessary to be more hungry.”

Shea Weber has recognized that the purpose of David Pastrnak after eight seconds of play in the second period has broken the back of the Canadian:

“It was only 3-1. We may have had the advantage in five-on-five in the first period, but they capitalized on numerical advantage. The goal on the first sequence in the second period gave them wings.”

Carey Price has kept a cool head despite a counter-performance:

“It’s been long enough since I played in this league to know that you can’t get you out of a difficult situation by apitoyant about his fate. We will be back at work tomorrow (Wednesday) to try to find solutions.”

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