In the morning, Max Pacioretty had expressed a desire to play spoilsport at the expense of the Detroit Red Wings, involved in a race to the finish for a playoff spot.
Collapsing miserably in the second period, the Canadiens captain and his teammates the way to the Red Wings.
They took the opportunity to add three goals to their lead and slip to a 4-3.
Thanks to the generosity of Petr Mrazek, Canadian tried a rise in the third period, but despite the nets of Tomas Plekanec, who ended a lethargic 19 encounters, Paul Byron and Max Pacioretty, the Canadiens reached short.
Riley Sheahan, who had scored just two goals in his last 30 games, led the attack of the local favorites with a double.
However, we particularly note that Anthony Mantha took advantage of his first game at Joe Louis Arena to score the first goal of his career.
Goal that was ultimately that of victory.
Chance has wanted it to be against the Canadiens, the team with which his grandfather won four Stanley Cups from 1957 to 1960.
Besides, AndrГ© Pronovost, who also played 120 games with the Red Wings, was present in the stands as well as 14 other family members.
He made sure to capture the sequence on his iPad.
The Canadian thought he had opened the scoring in the third minute of the match, but officials disallowed the goal stating that they had awarded a penalty to Tomas Plekanec. But never the referees have whistled the play is stopped and still wonders when Plekanec has dealt the double failure of which he was accused.
Obviously, after the game has nothing to do with this strange decision, but more with the fact that the Habs was clearly dominated at the speed ... until their resurrection in the third period.
One facet of the game that allowed him to suspend the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.
This time it is the Habs defenders who had their hands full. Often left to himself, Ben Scrivens faced no less than 21 shots in the second period.
Moreover, the goals of Luke Glendening and second Sheahan, separated by 12 seconds of play, have broken the back of Michel Therrien troopers who had to wait for the second intermission rependre their minds.
Although he rang the bells after a powerful thwarted Brendan Smith early in the second period, Stefan Matteau was able to finish the game.
This was not the case of Mike Brown, who was forced to withdraw in the third commitment, due to injury to the lower body.
The Canadiens play its next game on Saturday night, receiving the visit of the New York Rangers.