Whether it's bad offense, great opposing goaltending or a combination of the two, the Montreal Canadiens haven't been able to score with much regularity.
That definitely wasn't the case the last time they faced the Minnesota Wild.
Montreal looks to avoid a season high-tying sixth consecutive loss Thursday night when it hosts a Wild club dealing with its own offensive woes.
Since outscoring its opponents 14-4 while winning four in a row Feb. 5-11, the Canadiens (24-30-10) have scored 14 times during a 1-6-1 stretch that has dropped them to the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Montreal has five goals during its losing streak and netted four during an 0-3-0 trip that ended with Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay.
"It's the worst feeling in the world," said forward Max Pacioretty, who leads the team with 25 goals but hasn't scored in the last four games. "The mood is down, everyone's upset. It's definitely not fun. We've got to find a...