Montreal Canadiens Collapse Once More to the Boston Bruins, News and Views

Daniel ArouchianSenior Analyst IFebruary 1, 2009

Once again the Montreal Canadiens lost to the Boston Bruins.

In this Original Six game the Habs were wearing the jersey from the 1912-13 season. Habs fans were hoping for a victory since their Super Bowl day game record is 7-1, but unfortunately it wasn't the case this afternoon.

Robert Lang scored the only goal for the Habs on a power play with 1:42 remaining in the first period.

Final score 3-1 Boston.

"We lost 3-1 to the best team in the conference, but on all three goals, we had control of the puck," Montreal coach Guy Carbonneau said. "You can do that against some teams, but not against them."

Alex Kovalev

Kovalev only played three shifts in the third period. Carbonneau was upset with him.

"We're trying to get out of a situation that is not easy, and until we get 20 guys playing, it'll be tough," Carbonneau added.

Carbonneau said he plans to talk with Kovalev about his recent problems.

"Alex is not a rookie," he said. "Right now, he's struggling, but we need him if we're going to go far."

Did Carbonneau have a talk with him when he helped the team win when Saku Koivu was injured?


Guillaume Latendresse went in the dressing room with an apparent left shoulder injury.

Robert Lang left the game when he fell awkwardly after hitting Stephane Yelle into the boards.

"He got caught by a skate and it cut a tendon in the back of his foot," Carbonneau of Lang. "It doesn't look good."

1912-13 season jersey

Not sure it was a good idea to wear them. I'm sure some fans at home or at the Bell Centre were complaining. The barbershop jerseys also looked like prisoner's outfits.