In a rare turn of events, veteran Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker called out head coach Bruce Boudreau following their 4-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night, Minnesota's sixth defeat in seven games to start the season.
"I think more than (a meeting's) going to have to jump start us to be honest with you. It’s going to be each individual guy from Bruce on down," Zucker told Michael Russo of The Athletic. "Bruce has got to be better. We’ve got to be better. Everybody’s got to be better. That’s it."
The Wild had a 10-minute players' only meeting following the loss in Montreal.
Zucker on #mnwild's propensity of giving up 2, 3, 4 goals rapidly in a row: "Honestly, I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s like they score one goal and all of a sudden we decide let’s just give them two more and then we’ll start playing again. I don’t have an answer for it."— Michael Russo (@RussoHockey) October 18, 2019
Minnesota allowed three goals over a five-minute time frame late in the first period against the Habs, something Zucker didn't have an answer for.