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Subban-Therrien incident remains the talk of the town in Montreal

Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Whatever ails the Montreal Canadiens, P.K. Subban believes he's part of the solution.

Subban and his teammates met with the media Friday, ahead of Montreal's game against the Philadelphia Flyers, and after a contentious 48 hours in which the star defender was called out by head coach Michel Therrien, the incident continues to dominate headlines in Montreal.

"I think I'm part of the answer, not the problem," Subban said, according to's Arpon Basu.

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Therrien singled out Subban after Wednesday's late defeat to the Colorado Avalanche, saying "an individual mistake cost us the game." On Friday, he said he treated Subban no different than he would anyone else.

"I would've said that about any player making that play at that time of the game," the embattled head coach said, according to Sportsnet's Eric Engels.

"P.K.'s a very intelligent guy and he'll learn from his mistakes," Therrien added. "I have no doubt about that."

Subban also chimed in again about the play.

"For me the way I look at it: I've probably made that play 1,000 times this season, and other times it's resulted with the puck in the back of the other team's net. I'm not going to go and look over at that play again because I know what happened. I lost an edge."

Captain Max Pacioretty came to the support of his teammate, citing his toughness as a player and a person.

"Michel knows that P.K. can take it," Pacioretty said.

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