Vancouver Canucks lose sixth straight game, going down to a 5-2 defeat in Montreal
The Vancouver Canucks' website carries the slogan "We are heart" on the home page.
But after the team lost its sixth straight game on Thursday, fans might question whether the message should be adjusted to read: "We can't put very many pucks in the net."
The Montreal Canadiens dropped the Canucks 5-2, even though Vancouver outshot the home team 44-26.
Max Pacioretty led his team with his third career hat trick. Other Habs scorers were Ryan White and Thomas Plekanec.
Both the Canucks' goals came on the power play.
The first was a tip-in by Chris Higgins; the second was a wrist shot by Alex Edler.
New Canuck Raphael Diaz and new Canadien Dale Wiese each had an assist, but Diaz ended the night minus-two whereas Wiese was plus-one.
So on this night, the Habs appeared to get the better of their recent swap involving the two players.
The game matched two of the Canadian Olympic team's goaltenders.
Montreal's Carey Price was far superior to the Canucks' Roberto Luongo.
Whether that means Price will get the start in Team Canada's first Olympic match is anyone's guess.