Frustration mounts as Canadiens lose to Wings for third time this season


DETROIT — The Canadiens misplaced to the Detroit Crimson Wings — once more!

The Canadiens obtained targets from Artturi Lehkonen (short-handed), Nick Suzuki (energy play) and Victor Mete (fortunate bounce), nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient as they misplaced Four-Three to the Crimson Wings Tuesday night time at Little Caesars Area. The Canadiens at the moment are winless of their final seven video games (Zero-6-1) and have misplaced all three video games towards the Crimson Wings this season.

The Crimson Wings beat the Canadiens twice this season on the Bell Centre, Four-2 and 2-1. Detroit (11-30-Three) nonetheless has has the worst document within the league by far and ranks final in each offence and defence. With the loss, the Canadiens’ document dropped to 18-19-7.


Wings’ Frans Nielsen scores a purpose previous Canadiens goaltender Charlie Lindgren through the second interval at Little Caesars Area in Detroit Tuesday night time.

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Charlie Lindgren began in purpose for Montreal as an alternative of Carey Value and made 26 saves because the Crimson Wings outshot the Canadiens 30-26. Ilya Kovalchuk picked up two assists and now has three assists in two video games with Montreal.

Fillip Zadina scored the winner for the Crimson Wings at 16:08 of the third interval. Frans Nielsen scored twice for Detroit and Robby Fabbri added a single.

Value is Zero-Four-1 in his final 5 begins and after Monday night’s 3-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on the Bell Centre mentioned: “I’m past frustration now.”

The Canadiens simply added to that frustration by dropping Tuesday night time.

“I feel annoyed is a standard factor proper now with what we’re going via,” coach Claude Julien mentioned earlier than the sport. “You’re shut, you’re in each sport, you’re dropping by a purpose and all that stuff simply accumulates. However, on the identical time, it’s our job to show it round and win and if we don’t wish to be annoyed we obtained to do one thing about it. That’s the one factor you are able to do. So the chance we’ve got is we get again on our horse tonight after being annoyed final night time and we don’t drag it on for 2-Three days and hopefully flip this right into a win and we get ourselves again on observe.

“You management your personal state of affairs like that and also you do the perfect you possibly can,” the coach added. “All I’m asking the gamers is compete nicely, be constant in your compete degree and make it possible for there’s a dedication to the crew plan after which hopefully issues go your manner and it’s best to have the ability to win some hockey video games. Proper now, as I discussed, errors develop into expensive. They develop into the main target of our losses primarily as a result of proper now we’re additionally struggling to attain targets. And if you battle to attain targets, the place do your attentions go to? Those that you just gave up. So if we will get just a little little bit of scoring and possibly try to get our noses soiled across the internet, discover methods to attain targets, which I feel for essentially the most half the fellows are attempting. Hopefully the tide turns ultimately and also you begin profitable video games.”

As a substitute, the frustration continues to mount.

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