Bottom Six Minutes 22: The worst of times

It wasn’t the worst score the Canadiens have seen this season, but it was one of their worst games.

The Montreal Canadiens were in New York State on Friday, taking on a Buffalo Sabres squad sitting just above them near the bottom of the standings. The struggling Habs could view this as a favourable matchup, but they’d have to forget the 5-1 drubbing they suffered the last time they made that trip.

Welcome to your Bottom Six Minutes, in which I’ll discuss them losing only 4-1 this time.

Despite giving up one less goal, I honestly think this game was worse than the 5-1 loss early in the season. They had a strong first period, then fell off an invisible cliff coming out of the intermission. They managed TWO shots in a 20 minute period in which they had a four minute power play.

Oh, and they gave up a short-handed goal on that four-minute power play. If you skipped this game, you’re one of the lucky ones.

I kept this one a little shorter than normal, as we’ll be right back in action tomorrow night. Click the play button below, and let’s all hope that a tired team can somehow not disappear after the first period tomorrow night.

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