The Canadiens did not play a great game in New Jersey Sunday night, but Rem Pitlick’s goal with 36 seconds remaining in regulation time allowed the Canadiens to take the Devils to a seven-round shootout before losing losing 3-2 at the Prudential Center.
The Canadiens suffered the after-effects of a dramatic 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Bell Centre Saturday but Pitlick said the comeback was another example of the positive vibe St. Louis has brought to the team.
“Since Marty arrived here, we feel a new energy,” Pitlick said. “We would have liked a better result today, but it’s the kind of game we can be proud of. We played yesterday, we had to go through customs, we got here very late. In a situation like this, Marty wants us to overcome our mental barriers. We managed to recover and even if things did not turn out in our favour in the shootout, we can take positive elements from the game.”