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Fly on the Wall: Feb. 3, 2009

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL -- Here’s what the Penguins had to say before waddling out of the Bell Centre with a 4-2 loss on Tuesday night.  

Doesn’t he know Penguins can’t fly?
Pittsburgh head coach – and former Canadiens bench boss – Michel Therrien may need to go back to the drawing board with his squad after a lackluster effort against his old team.  Apparently, his advice to "score more goals than the other guys" wasn’t as helpful as he had hoped.
“We got beat by speed.  I thought a lot of our guys looked really, really slow tonight. We can’t give up four goals on the road and we’ve got to get more than two goals. We need more desperation from a lot of players, but there are some players who were just no shows tonight – it’s pretty simple.”

99 problems but a shorty ain’t one

Pens goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury couldn’t quite put his finger on why his team came out on the wrong end of the game against his hometown Habs, but the Sorel, QC native knew there wasn’t only one problem in particular.

“It’s always tough when you give up a goal when you’re on the power play but I don’t think that’s the main reason we lost. They still scored four, so it’s not just that one.”

Sidney likes to make small mistakes

“I think we made some mistakes but I don’t think the effort wasn’t there.  We can’t make mistakes that end up in the back of the net; they have to be little ones, or ones that we can recover from. Montreal’s got a skilled team, but they’ve got five guys trapping in the middle so we had to try and chip by them.  Still, you have to find ways to execute around that.”

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