Undisciplined, uninspired Penguins steamrolled in Montreal

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Evgeni Malkin lunges for a puck in the second period against Alexander Radulov. — GETTY

MONTREAL — Mike Sullivan took losses in the Stanley Cup playoffs last spring better than this one.

Those championship Penguins almost never took bad penalties, never looked undisciplined, and never, under any circumstances, looked lazy.

It's been a small sample size, but these Penguins have been much different. They were shorthanded seven times Tuesday in Montreal and sabotaged three power plays in bizarre fashion, leading to a 4-0 setback at Bell Centre in the Canadiens' home opener.

Sullivan was furious following the game. His players weren't real happy, either.