BOSTON — The Bruins might not be panicking yet, but the NHL standings should be more of a source of distress now that they’re on the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.
Carey Price made 29 saves in Montreal’s 2-1 win over the Bruins at TD Garden, which dropped Boston to a conference-worst 3-6-0 on the season.
Tomas Plekanec and Erik Cole scored Montreal’s goals, while the Bruins’ lone goal was credited to Patrice Bergeron despite it getting shot in by Plekanec against Price.
Bruins head coach Claude Julien was disgusted with every facet of his team’s play after the loss.
“I need to look further than just missed opportunities,” he said. “If we want excuses, they’re out there for us, and the one thing it won’t do for us is get us going in the right direction. I think what we have to look at is, what is the issue. Yes, we’re not scoring, that’s certainly one of them, but it’s only part of the problem right now. The execution is not there. We’re not moving the puck from the back end to the front end and making plays like we know we can, so there’s more to the issue that just not scoring enough.”
If you can stomach it, you can look back at the Habs win with this photo gallery courtesy of Sharon Bradley Photography.