Surrender became imminent for the Montreal Canadiens after their 8-1 loss to the Boston Bruins Tuesday, but one fan did a makeshift job of waving the white flag at the end of regulation.
The Canadiens proved why they're still 10 points behind the Bruins for the Atlantic Division lead, and their fans almost uncharacteristically booed them out of the building, with one fan literally throwing in the towel.
Fans have every right to be upset, especially when factoring most stats from this game other than the score. The Canadiens dominated the game on paper. They outshot the Bruins 37-24, had 34 hits compared to Boston's 19, finished even on the face-offs, and turned over the puck fewer times, but the Bruins not only still won, but managed to do so by seven goals.
Montreal was riding high in the Atlantic Division, pretty close to the Bruins, before losing five straight games, including Tuesday's embarrassment and Saturday's blown lead to the New York Rangers in a 6-5 loss.
They also lost to the Ottawa Senators and the New Jersey Devils, two of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference.
It's early in the season, but the Canadiens are playing like more towel-tossing will be necessary.