The Florida Panthers’ getting rid of streak has hit an unlucky 7.
Regardless of a Mike Hoffman spotlight-reel objective, the Panthers (17-20-8) lost 5-1 to the Montreal Canadiens (26-17-5) Tuesday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal. It is the longest getting rid of streak for the Panthers because 2013, when they lost 9 online games in a row.
“It’s disappointing,” Panthers head coach Bob Boughner explained postgame. “It’s been a rough highway journey bodily and mentally,”
“We didn’t get any luck now,” Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov explained. “I assume we outplayed them and played a truly superior game. We experienced a lot of prospects, we just could not score,”
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The Panthers could not solve Canadiens backup and former goaltender Antti Niemi, who manufactured a occupation-superior 52 will save for his eighth victory of the season. Florida’s James Reimer manufactured 20 will save in the reduction.
“Those sort of points take place where goalies steal online games,” Panthers ahead Mike Hoffman explained. “It’s just an unfortunate time for [that] to take place, because we’re on this getting rid of streak,”
Hoffman set the Panthers on the board with his 22nd of the season at 14:11 of the initially time period. Subsequent a turnover by Canadiens’ ahead Michael Chaput, Hoffman found himself just one-on-just one with Niemi. He completed the participate in with a Peter Forsberg-like end, dangling the puck on his stick just before making use of just one hand to cradle the puck into the open net.
The Canadiens tied the game on a next-time period power-participate in objective from Shea Weber, who fired just one home from just outside the house the faceoff circle. Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle took a penalty with in excess of 17 seconds to go in the initially, giving the Habs the man gain.
“We were eager to give them that superior shot from out there,” Boughner explained. “He picked the corner and we didn’t get the save that we required there,”
Moments afterwards, Panthers defenseman Mackenzie Weegar took a hit to the head together the boards from Canadiens ahead Paul Byron. As Weegar attempted to very clear the puck guiding his have goalie’s net, Byron’s shoulder hit Weegar’s chin. The ahead was given two minutes for charging, whilst Weegar left the game and did not return. This left the Panthers to participate in with only defensemen. Boughner verified that Weegar is in concussion protocol following the game.
“I considered we should’ve experienced the 5-moment power participate in there,” Boughner explained. “In my mind, at least, [Byron] left his ft. There is some intent to injure. So we’ll allow the league just take treatment of that and see what they assume,”
The Canadiens took their initially direct of the night following a Weber shot skipped the net and bounced off the backboard, just before Phillip Danault retrieved it and spun all-around just before putting the puck previous Reimer for his eighth of the season.
Moments following a Canadiens objective that was overturned, Habs ahead Max Domi scored with a few minutes to go in the next time period. 3rd time period plans from Jesperi Kotkaniemi and an empty-net objective from Brendan Gallagher set the game out of access for Florida.
Montrealer Roberto Luongo was scheduled to commence in net for the Panthers, but Reimer was named starter times just before puck drop. Luongo obtained cure from the workforce following the morning skate and remained the team’s backup through the game. In accordance to the Panthers, Luongo wasn’t “feeling well” this afternoon, which led to the late choice to commence Reimer.
“Can’t experience sorry for ourselves,” Boughner explained. “There’s some superior groups waiting for us back in Florida on Friday. We have got a rough agenda on the way. We just got to locate a way to defeat a superior workforce. I assume just one earn will do a lot of superior for this workforce and it will give us some confidence back.”
The Panthers will host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.