Once again the Montreal Canadiens lost to the San Jose Sharks in San Jose and remain winless out in San Jose since 1999.
While the team will have to wait until next year to try and break the losing streak, head coach Claude Julien was surprisingly upbeat about the team's effort in the 5-2 loss.
“We played hard and we played well,” said Julien. “The score doesn’t always indicate the effort. For two periods, we were really, really good. In the third period, they played better. That was probably their best period and they took away some of the offence we had for the first two periods.
“We were good — we were good everywhere,” aded Julien. “We had lots of O-zone time and opportunities. We had overall not a bad game.”
The difference was the veteran leadership on the Sharks.
“They’re a good team and that’s what they do. You look across and see all the experience they have on their team and it certainly helps.”