All that the Montreal Canadiens did well from the beginning of the season seems to have been forgotten by Michel Therrien. The Canadiens has only won two of their last eight games, and it is quite worrying as they approach the playoffs.
The Habs bowed out by a score of 3-2 against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. Patrik Elias and Jacob Josefson opened the floodgates early with a quick 2-0 lead in the first period. The Canadiens now a record of 0-7-1 this season when falling behind after the first period. Goals from Max Pacioretty and Lars Eller in the second period almost completed the comeback, however Steve Sullivan scored the winning goal on the power play to seal it. The Habs shorthanded experienced trouble tonight. The Habs allowed two goals on the power play and have actually regressed on the PK this season as compared to last season, even with their success. Montreal’s PK was 88.6% last season and is currently at 79.3%.
The Winnipeg Jets host the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night at 8PM at the MTS Centre in what is now a must-win if they want to battle for home ice advantage in the playoffs.