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.”