File this one under the understatement of the year so far from Montreal Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme after his team were blown out for the eight time this season 6-0 by the Pittsburgh Penguins last night.
“Playing together,”said Ducharme on what the difference has been from the style of play his team showed in the playoffs compared to the one that has led to a 4-13-2 start. “Obviously tonight we didn’t do that. I (think) if you look back at the way we played in Calgary, that’s the same kind of game we played in the playoffs. Or you look at the games on the road…besides a few mistakes that in some games cost us, we were right there against some good teams. Especially those games in Boston and New York. But like I said tonight we didn’t play that way. We just weren’t on our game. We were bad.”
We were bad.
Absolutely. There are a few more choice adjectives to throw in there to characterize the Habs performance.
Somehow bad just doesn’t quite cut it at this point.
Here are your five takeaways from the Montreal Canadiens 6-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins