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The Montreal Canadiens Are Without A Win In 8 Games

from Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com,

A door slammed as Montreal Canadiens defenseman Ben Chiarot started talking. It wasn't clear why, exactly, whether it was a stray gust of air, a fist clenched a little too hard on a doorknob, a sign of frustration in the visitor's dressing room at TD Garden.

Impossible to know, but it was hard not to think of the last, the anger and disappointment that came from a 46-minute lead that vanished as the Canadiens succumbed to yet another loss.

Their winless streak reached eight games (0-5-3) after the Boston Bruins came from behind with three goals in the third period to send the Canadiens to a 3-1 loss, back to the dressing room as a team that had traded the possibility of sweet relief for more of the same in a dispiriting final 20 minutes.

Because up until the 46th minute Sunday, there was reason to hope. Up until the 46th minute, there was reason to believe things were turning around. But then, suddenly, it all fell apart, the end result seemingly inevitable after David Pastrnak's highlight-reel one-timer at 6:16 of the third.

"We've got to find a way to win," captain Shea Weber said, his voice quiet and subdued. "It's not good enough. Yeah, we've improved defensively, but when it comes down to it, it's about getting wins and getting two points. And that's not happening right now."


The game highlights are below.

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