MONTREAL (AP) — After his coach blamed him for a loss earlier this week, Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban set out to “shut people up.” He helped end the Canadiens’ three-game skid in the process.
Subban had two assists and Paul Byron scored in the fifth round of a shootout to lift the Canadiens over the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Friday night.
Coach Michel Therrien blamed Subban for Montreal’s loss to Colorado earlier this week, and Subban caught flak in both the social and regular media. He seems to have the backing of the fan base, though, with supporters chanting his name as this game began.
“Our fans have always been here for us, but as for critics and people who want to pick apart what goes on in this dressing room, I expect to hear that,” Subban said. “I’ve been here long enough to know that the best thing to do is go out and perform and produce and that’s the best way to shut people up.
“There are a lot of people that are going to shut up after today.”
Subban assisted on goals by Dale Weise and Max…