Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty jokes around during practice at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto, Feb. 26, 2013. (DAVE ABEL/QMI Agency)
Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty has his own theory for why the Boston Bruins called out the Habs for "embellishment" after Sunday's game: They're jealous.
"We're at the top right now and reading comments like that is awesome," Pacioretty said Tuesday on the Canadiens' website. "If we're in last place, they wouldn't be saying anything about us, but we're in first place and it's the best feeling in the world."
Whatever the case, Canadiens coach Michel Therrien wasn't happy to hear Boston coach Claude Julien say they were "embarrassing" the game by embellishing penalties.
"To me, those comments that he made were ridiculous and I think he was very frustrated to have lost that game," Therrien said. "Claude can concentrate on his team and I'll concentrate on my own."