Call of the Wilde: Montreal Canadiens end California road trip with 8-2 loss to Anaheim Ducks
|globalnews.ca 09 Mar 2019 at 08:50|
It was the make-or-break game for the Montreal Canadiens’ California road trip on Friday night. With a win over the Ducks in Anaheim, the Habs could leave the Golden State with four of a possible six points.
The crisis, however, was over as both Carey Price and Jesperi Kotkaniemi were back in the lineup after getting rest in San Jose.
Against one of the worst teams in the league with nothing to play for and their season over, the Habs put in a stinker.
No one sticks out as being a horse in any way — it was abysmal back to front. In the back, Carey Price didn’t have a strong game at all looking for win number 315 to pass Jacques Plante for the career wins record on the Canadiens.
In front of Price, meanwhile, the defence offered no protection at all as Ducks scorers who have struggled all season enjoyed a rare productive night. The offence, as well, won no puck battles, didn’t control their gap, and offered next to zero resistance.