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Carey Price made 31 stops, but the Canadian has suffered a fourth defeat in a row.
Sunrise — Even down to the attack, the Canadian stumbled to James Reimer, Saturday, and finished the year 2017 by collecting a defeat of 2-0 to face the Panthers of Florida.
Connor Brickley and Vincent Trocheck has collected a goal and an assist each for the Panthers (17-16-5), who have signed a fifth win in a row. This was more than enough for Reimer, who stopped 38 shots.
At the other end of the rink, Carey Price was once again abandoned by his offensive. Price made 31 stops, but the Canadian (16-19-4) suffered a fourth defeat in a row.
Price had a record of 8-0-3 in his last 11 outings in the face of the Panthers. His last defeat in regulation time in the face of the formation of the south Florida dates back to at December 31, 2011.
Seeking to whip her troops, head coach Claude Julien had revamped its trios. He had also left the attacker Nicolas Deslauriers and defenceman Brett Lernout for the benefit of Byron Froese and David Schlemko. This last was a return to the game after missing two games due to a virus.
The Tricolour has, however, continued to misfire in attack. He only has three goals to his record during his sequence of four sides — one at equal strength and the other two digital advantage.
“In the end, when you no marks no purpose, you don’t win the game, said Julien. It is frustrating for everyone and we must try to rectify it. It is necessary to work on the execution and the finishing. “
Captain Max Pacioretty was unable to move the ropes in a 12th straight game. Pacioretty has scored just one goal in its last 21 meetings. It will not be the only one to blame, but his teammates and him have been bleached for the sixth time in 39 games this season.
“It is certain that it affects the players. The players are proud of, and a marker that does not mark will feel the pressure, acknowledged Julien. It is we, the coaches, work with them, to give them confidence, to relax.
“I don’t want to find excuses, but it’s been a long journey. It is on the road since the 14th of December. Yes, there has been the Christmas break, but it did a lot of travelling. The guys are tired and I hope that a little rest will allow them to regain their energy. I also realize that an apology, this is not good. We have to win. It is this that is important. And it is necessary to overcome it. “
The Canadian has, therefore, concluded his trip to seven encounters with a record of 2-5-0. He will find his supporters Tuesday, when the San Jose Sharks will be passing at the Bell Centre.
A familiar scenario
The Canadian has started the game off on the right foot, and multiplying the number of scoring opportunities in the first two minutes of the game. However, a punishment to Jeff Petry cut the breath of the Habs and allowed the Panthers to threaten in their turn.
Price had to be alert to the expense of Denis Malgin with a little more than two minutes to go, after that Trocheck had cancelled an icing by beating speed Brendan Gallagher.
Reimer has been solid throughout the first twenty. He was particularly frustrated Paul Byron on a breakaway, Joe Morrow when he was Gallagher in his legs and Alex Galchenyuk on a return after a shot from Jonathan Drouin to the top of the enclave.
The Panthers were the aggressors early in the second twenty, and their efforts were rewarded at 4:02, when Brickley has recovered a loose puck before surprise Price by unchecking a shot swivel.
The Canadian has put in the time before you begin to apply pressure on the Panthers in the third period and Trocheck has finally delivered the coup de grace with 8:11 to go. He accepted the surrender of the MacKenzie Weegar during a descent two-against-one and was able to shoot into an open net. It was made of the Canadian.