Canadiens blown out 7-1 in chilly Minnesota — Montreal Gazette

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.

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In the Habs’ Room: ‘We need better discipline,’ Julien says, blaming Drouin’s penalty for loss — Montreal Gazette

“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.”

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