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A profoundly sad post for Samuel Montembeault

Published January 21, 2024 at 11:37
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

Many wonder why Martin St-Louis waited until the eighth goal before pulling Samuel Montembeault from the game on Saturday night in Boston. The Bruins won 9-4 against a completely dominated Canadiens team.

It's worth noting that the score was 5-4 after two periods, so the coach believed in his team's chances, rightfully so. Everything was still possible. It was only after the 8th goal by the home team that St-Louis threw in the towel.

After the game, Monty could have been frustrated and avoided facing the media, as is usually the case. But number 35 faced the music and stood in front of the journalists like a man. It's truly to his credit.

However, he placed all the blame on himself. His players completely let him down, and he never pointed the finger at them.


Nick Suzuki on Sam Montembeault putting the loss to Boston on himself: "he shouldn't be too hard on himself - we definitely let him down. He's been amazing all year making big saves and we gotta play better in front of him..."

- Via Priyanta Emrith

It's sad under the circumstances. Samuel has been excellent for months, and he doesn't deserve to be singled out. His harshest critic is himself, but he should be proud of what he has achieved with the Canadiens. He single-handedly changes the game with his very inspired performances.

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