Canadiens defenceman David Savard controls the puck while being checked by the Blue Jackets’ Patrik Laine during third-period action Wednesday night at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus.

The Canadiens haven’t looked this bad since Martin St. Louis took over from Dominique Ducharme as head coach on Feb. 9. They have now lost three straight and are 3-6-1 in their last 10 games. With eight games remaining in the season, the Canadiens have a 20-43-11 record and are two points ahead of the last-place Arizona Coyotes (22-46-5), who hold a game in hand.

The positive part of that is that the Canadiens’ chance of winning the NHL Draft lottery improves with each defeat.

They are now 12-13-4 with St. Louis behind the bench.

“I think this team is mentally tired — and I get it,” St. Louis said after the game. “They had a tough, tough season. And then coaches change and I’m asking them a lot and implementing so many things. So there’s a lot going on for them in terms of handling all that mentally and stuff and we looked a little tired mentally tonight. We’ll probably get a day off tomorrow and just get ready for the two games this weekend.”

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