The game was a total washout for the Montreal special teams. Montreal’s penalty-kill was outstanding Sunday in Chicago but Minnesota scored on all four of its power plays. The Montreal power play not only failed to score on its one opportunity but it also gave up a shorthanded goal.
“When you’re making plays away from the puck and working hard, you get rewarded,” Domi added. “Jo’s doing that. I don’t know if everyone noticed, but he had two backchecks that were crucial in this game.”
The first goal was pure Weber as he unloaded a one-timer from the point. The second goal was more interesting as Weber transitioned from clearing the crease in front of Carey Price to joining the rush and converting a pass from Tomas Tatar.
“A penalty at that time of the game is not a penalty you want to take,” Julien said. “If (Drouin) said it’s on him he has reason. In a game like that when we came back to tie it, you really have to be disciplined. It’s certain that even if (Backes) went after him, he gave him a cross-check in the face and it’s a four-minute. It’s something we can’t keep doing if we want to win games. We need better discipline.”