In the Habs' Room: Lindgren laments 'frustrating' trip after Jackets lower the boom

COLUMBUS, Ohio — During the Canadiens’ morning skate Monday at Nationwide Arena, former Hab Sergio Momesso joked he was going to defuse the cannon that goes off each time the Blue Jackets score a goal — even posing for a photo pretending to do it.

Momesso is now a colour commentator for Canadiens games on TSN Radio 690 and knows from previous visits to Columbus that the loud sound of the cannon going off in his headset can almost make his ears explode.

The Canadiens and goalie Charlie Lindgren must wish Momesso really did defuse the cannon after Monday night’s 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets to end their six-game road trip with a 1-3-2 record. Brendan Gallagher and Jonathan Drouin scored for the Canadiens, while Jacob de la Rose was on the ice for every Columbus goal — including two on the power play.

Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!

“It was pretty loud … it’s louder than I thought it was,” Lindgren said after giving up the five goals — including three in the first period — on 25 shots during his first game in Columbus. “But it’s a rowdy building, too, and those buildings are fun to play in. I enjoy playing in those type of buildings, but I heard it too many times tonight. That’s the disappointing part.”

It was a disappointing road trip for Lindgren, who was 0-3-0 while allowing 16 goals.

“I just got to keep on working hard,” the 24-year-old said. “It’s obviously a pretty frustrating road trip, way too many goals. It’s really unacceptable. I got to turn the page. I’m not worried about confidence at all. I still got confidence, I know I can play well. I just got to worry about the next game now. Adversity is a good thing … it’s how you respond to it. So I expect to respond in the right way, in a positive way and become better because of it.”