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‘It’s adversity’: Canadiens lose third straight

Jan 25, 2014, 1:00 AM EST

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The Montreal Canadiens have been fading recently in the Atlantic Division standings, as they look to find their way out of a current three-game losing streak.

The Canadiens lost by a final score of 4-1 to the Detroit Red Wings on Friday, making it three consecutive losses and four in the last five games. Friday’s loss comes two days after the Canadiens were trounced in Pittsburgh. This time, no attempted goalie fights.

However, it wasn’t a spectacular night for goalie Carey Price, who gave up four goals on 26 shots. Price, named to Canada’s Olympic team earlier this month, has just one win in his last five starts, and has given up 20 goals in that span.

The Habs are still third in the division, but trail both the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning by six points.

“It’s adversity,” Habs’ forward Brendan Gallagher said, as per the Montreal Gazette.

“Every team I’ve ever been on, regardless of the level, has experienced adversity. What makes a good team is how you get through it. Right now, we’re talking about the little details. Some nights we show improvement but then we have little breakdowns. But everyone in this room still has confidence.”

  1. terrier92 - Jan 25, 2014 at 1:33 AM

    It’s always a wonderful evening when the Habs lose. I will sleep better tonight knowing Hab nation is in distress

  2. valoisvipers - Jan 25, 2014 at 1:33 AM

    Price in nets for Team Canada scares the crapola out of me.

    • valoisvipers - Jan 25, 2014 at 1:36 AM

      Terrier I don’t normally do the “thumb thing” but had to give you a thumb up for that.

  3. holographicribs - Jan 25, 2014 at 2:01 AM

    Carey Price in net for Canada next month, you say?

    Excellent.

    *ruffles hands; twirls evil handlebar mustache*

  4. channelguy - Jan 25, 2014 at 3:32 AM

    Blogger doesn’t seem to have watched the game. I’m no Price fan, and he makes me nervous for the Olympics because while he’s good when he’s on, when he’s NOT on, he tends to be bad, not mediocre, and that’s not good in a single-elimination medal round. But he played great Friday night. Yeah, he gave up four goals (one of them very late), but he made a lot of spectacular saves. Except for Price, Hobs didn’t show up (again) and the score could easily have been 8-1.

  5. mcguenther13 - Jan 25, 2014 at 4:24 AM

    Regarding the headline of the post, it would be DIVERSTY not adversary……nice try though with the attempted anchorman quote

  6. mcguenther13 - Jan 25, 2014 at 4:25 AM

    Stupid spell check, adversity I meant

  7. joey4id - Jan 25, 2014 at 12:20 PM

    Many last year argued that the habs would not have finished second in the EC if the season had not been reduced to 48 games. They may have been correct. Actually, the habs were dealing with the same adversity as they neared the end of the 48 game schedule last year, and their problems this year began after about the same number of games.

  8. withseidelinn - Jan 25, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Always brings a smile to my face when the Habs lose.

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