Lars Eller Earns a Brutal Minus-3 in Habs’ 3-2 Loss

March 13th, 2012 by David Kolb Leave a reply »
The National Hockey League's plus-minus statistic can sometimes be deceiving.

Often players have nothing to do with the actual goal scored and yet they collect a plus or a minus on the play. Many times a player hops on to the ice while one of the teams has scored and collects that plus or minus. 

However, there are instances when a player's plus-minus statistic can actually reflect his play on the ice.

Last night in the Montreal Canadiens' 3-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres, it appeared as if Lars Eller was playing at half speed. the words back-check clearly not in his vocabulary.

He finished the night a minus-3, and earned it. He was on for all Buffalo Sabres goals.

Heading into last night's game, he was only a minus-1 player for the season. So that begs the question:  Have some Canadiens quit, including Eller, or was this simply a night where Eller mailed it in?

One thing is for sure, there was little effort.   

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