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Claude Julien sounds off on officials after Habs blow three goal lead

Tim Tucker   ·   16 février 2020
Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien was not pleased after his team blew a three goal lead against the Dallas Stars Saturday night to lose in overtime 4-3. Julien said Montreal "had to beat two teams", the Stars and the refs.

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”Like I said, (the officials) looked frustrated, or one of them looked frustrated tonight - the referee," Julien said. "He should have been, because to me it was embarrassing."

"I can't say anything else. We take responsibility for some of our stuff and when we're not good I'm going to stand up here and say, 'we weren't good enough tonight.' Well, tonight we had to beat two teams and it was tough."

Montreal received no powerplays in the loss to Dallas. As far as Julien is concerned, a number of calls were missed.

"But in those situations after that, we could have had power plays ... (Joel) Armia - if that's a hook, well then in overtime there should have been a penalty on him," Julien said. "Max (Domi), in overtime there, gets a stick to the mouth, he's bleeding from the mouth, there's no penalty there."

Following Tyler Seguin's overtime goal, the Habs' Brendan Gallagher got into a shouting match with one of the officials, and ended up breaking his stick in frustration.



Montreal has now lost four straight and are eight points out of third spot in the Atlantic Division with 21 games left in the season.

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