The Canadian tried to win a second game in as many nights, Thursday against the Senators in Ottawa, but things quickly turned sour.
Martin St-Louis' team was quickly overwhelmed and suffered a heavy 6-2 defeat against one of the worst teams in the National Hockey League. The Senators went full throttle from the start of the game and finished the first period with 17 shots and a 2-1 lead.
Moments after Sean Monahan hit the post, Brady Tkachuk took over and scored the first goal, beating Cayden Primeau with a wrist shot. A little more than two minutes later, Tim Stützle followed up.
The latter also took great pleasure in tormenting the CH defenders. The German ended his evening at work with three points (one goal and two assists). He demonstrated all his talent with a great feint before handing the puck to Mathieu Joseph for the local favorite's fifth goal.
Rourke Chartier and Vladimir Tarasenko also threaded the needle for the Ottawa team. Parker Kelly scored his team's sixth goal with 7:34 to play in an empty net.
The Habs' first goal came from Cole Caufield's stick, which resulted in the red light for the fourth time in a row. On a shot from above, the puck clipped Joonas Korpisalo's glove before crossing the goal line. Sean Monahan received one assist in this series.
Michael Pezzetta, who stood out at the end of the first period by dropping the gloves alongside attacker Zack MacEwen, scored his team's second goal at the end of the third period.
Primeau, meanwhile, didn't have his best outing, stopping 32 shots in the loss.
The Bleu-Blanc-Rouge will end their three-game trip on opponent ice against the Boston Bruins on Saturday evening.
8:00 p.m. – End of the meeting.
19:49 – Jacob Bernard-Docker receives a penalty. The Canadians will play on the power play.
16:15 – Jayden Struble gets a penalty. The Senators will play on the power play.
15:16 – BUT MTL 6-2 Michael Pezzetta offers his team a rare moment of celebration. With a quick shot he scores his second goal of the season.
12:44 – Jakob Chychrun receives a penalty. The Canadians will play on the power play.
12:26 – OTT GOAL 6-1 The Canadiens are removing their goalie to have an extra player. Parker Kelly takes advantage and scores his fifth goal of the season.
11:29 – Tim Stützle and Brendan Gallagher have to go. We play four against four.
02:20 – Joel Armia receives a penalty. The Senators will play on the power play.
01:41 – OTT GOAL 5-1 Tim Stützle has an excellent production for Mathieu Joseph. The Quebecer scores his seventh goal of the season.
00:00- Start of period.
8:00 p.m.- End of period.
19:07 – Ridly Greig receives a penalty. The Canadians will play on the power play.
18:54 – OTT GOAL 4:1 The Senators add another goal before the end of the period. Vladimir Tarasenko's shot beat Cayden Primeau. This is his 11th of the season.
3:46 p.m. – Erik Brannstrom receives a penalty. The Canadians will play on the power play.
09:51 – OTT GOAL 3:1 Rourke Chartier takes advantage of Jacob Bernard-Docker's throw and beats Cayden Primeau. His second goal of the season gave Ottawa a two-goal lead.
00:00 – Start of period.
8:00 p.m. – End of period.
18:58 – Michael Pezzetta engages in a furious battle against Zack MacEwen. The Canadiens player has the advantage.
1:25 p.m. – BUT MTL 2-1 Cole Caufield's shot evades Joonas Korpisalo. His 15th goal of the season allows Montreal to reduce the deficit. Sean Monahan gets an assist.
11:07 – OTT GOAL 2-0 The Senators' dominance continues. Tim Stützle hits the target with a perfect shot. His eighth goal of the season gave Ottawa a two-goal lead.
08:40 – OTT GOAL 1:0 Brady Tkachuk's shot beats Cayden Primeau. His 19th goal of the season puts Ottawa in the lead.
00:00 – Start of the game.
In front of the net
Cayden Primeau Record: 4-4-1 / Goals Allowed Average: 3.13 / Efficiency Rate: 90.5%
Joonas Korpisalo Record: 8-15-0 / Goals Allowed Average: 3.70 / Efficiency Rate: 88.4%
Training from trainer Martin St-Louis