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Gionta: ‘We’re not playing good hockey’

Jan 26, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

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To say things have gone poorly for the Montreal Canadiens of late would be an understatement.

The Habs have lost four in a row and following their 5-0 thumping at home from the Washington Capitals on Saturday night, the team held a players-only meeting.

Canadiens captain Brian Gionta summed things up succinctly as Brenda Braswell of the Montreal Gazette shares.

“Obviously, we’re not playing good hockey and we need to find a way to turn things around.” captain Brian Gionta said.

“We had three shots through almost the whole second period. Forty minutes of play, we have three shots. We’re off our game. We’ve got to find a way to keep supporting each other and find a way out of this.”

Defense and goal scoring have done Montreal in over their four-game losing streak. They’ve scored five goals in four games and have allowed 19. That’s not going to win games for any team, never mind a team that deals with the kind of fan pressure the Habs get.

Losing one game is enough to cause a stir. Four in a row? Get out the torches and pitchforks. For now, coach Michel Therrien would settle for more than one goal per game.

  1. joey4id - Jan 26, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    I predict…. No! No! That was for isithockeyseasonyet. :-)

    The Habs are playing the type of hockey that you would expect by an undersized team in the NHL and a weak d. One of the great commenters here, valoisvipers, and others (and yours truly) often referred to the Habs as smurfs. Hard to argue when you have players like Diaz, Gallagher, Bouillion, Gionta, Briere, and Desharnais on your team.

  2. justinhbhb - Jan 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    Hopefully MacKinnon gets to reach his full potential, big power forward who did awesome during preseason. Breire, and Gionta and Bouillon are probabaly gone after this year. Gallgher can at least perform for a small guy, as can Desharnais (usually).

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