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Therrien questions Habs’ ‘character’ in 5-0 loss to Chicago

Jonathan Toews, Carey Price, Andrei Markov,

Chicago Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates after scoring against Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price as Canadiens’ Andrei Markov (79) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)


Bit of a Negative Nelly morning here on PHT. The Stars aren’t playing well. The Avs aren’t playing well. We didn’t do a post specifically on the Blue Jackets’ six-game losing streak, but their coach isn’t too happy with them either.

Nor, it seems, is Canadiens coach Michel Therrien happy with the way his team is playing.

Per the Globe and Mail, Therrien called out the Habs after last night’s 5-0 loss at home to the Blackhawks, saying, “usually we show a lot of character; we didn’t tonight.”

Montreal has now dropped two straight at home, by a combined score of 11-2. Sunday’s 6-2 loss to Calgary similarly left Therrien “disappointed,” though not panicky.

“We’re having trouble creating rhythm in our game,” Therrien added, per “Our transition game isn’t there. In a relay race, when you don’t get that baton, you can’t race. That’s what’s happening to us right now.”

The Canadiens’ record, once 7-1-0, now stands at 8-4-1.

Montreal plays tonight in Buffalo.

Related: The Habs have been really good…except they haven’t, really