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Speechless: Canadiens 6, Hurricanes 0

Canes drop third straight and have allowed 16 goals in three games

P.K. Subban had a goal Friday night.
P.K. Subban had a goal Friday night.

The Carolina Hurricanes might be evaluating talent, but so far there has not been much to evaluate as they dropped yet another preseason game, this time to the Montreal Canadiens, 6-0 in Quebec City.

The Habs jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the opening period and cruised the rest of the way for the easy win.

Cam Ward was the goalie of record and played the entire night.  He allowed four goals on 10 shots in the opening period, including two in just 26 seconds.  (Total stats are not available as of this writing.)

There is plenty of blame to go around in this one but Ward also allowed one goal scored from behind the net and again was not at his best.

Muller was asked about his goalie in the post-game presser and mentioned that he has not played much in the past 16 months.  Listen for yourself here.  Kirk Muller post-game.

The Canes will give it another shot against this same team tomorrow night in Montreal.

I cannot find the stat sheet but here is a listing of "Numbers" from the Montreal site.

QUEBEC CITY - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Hurricanes matchup on Friday night at the Colisée Pepsi.

26 – Number of seconds that elapsed between goals from Greg Pateryn and Alex Galchenyuk in the first period.

50 – The Canadiens’ shooting percentage against Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward to start the game after Michel Therrien’s squad beat him twice on four shots during the opening minutes of the tilt.

98 – Number of additional fights Brandon Prust (104) has participated in over the course of his NHL career than Hurricanes defenseman Matt Corrente (6), his opponent during a first-period tussle on Friday night.

1 – Number of times Michael Bournival has likely been applauded at Quebec City’s Colisée Pepsi. A former enemy of the Quebec Remparts during his days as a member of the Shawinigan Cataractes, Bournival tallied the Canadiens’ fourth goal of the game on Friday night, much to the crowd's enjoyment.

11 – Number of saves registered by goaltender Peter Budaj during his stint in goal on Friday night before being replaced by Dustin Tokarski during the second period.

14:24 – Time that elapsed during the second period of Friday night's game before a Hurricanes player managed to register a shot on goal against the Habs.

100 – Max Pacioretty's career penalty shot conversion percentage. Unfortunately, his tally on Friday night against Ward will not figure into his official NHL statistics since his goal came during the preseason.

– Number of days that elapsed since the Canadiens last registered a preseason victory and the squad’s 6-0 win over the Hurricanes. Prior to Friday night’s win, the Habs last posted a preseason win on October 1, 2011 – a 5-1 victory over the Lightning Quebec City’s Colisée Pepsi.