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Canadiens wrap up February without regulation win

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

That was a forgettable month.

Following a 1-0 overtime victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, the Montreal Canadiens ended February on a winning note, but did so without capturing a regulation win all month.

It's the first time the Canadiens have done so in 77 years, having set the original mark in February 1940.

Montreal posted a 5-7-1 showing in February, picking up overtime wins over the Arizona Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs, New Jersey Devils, and Blue Jackets, along with a shootout victory against the New York Rangers on Feb. 21.

Since new coach Claude Julien replaced Michel Therrien earlier in the month, the Canadiens have gone 4-2-0.

Overall, Montreal can point to its poor offensive production as a means for explaining the lack of wins through 60 minutes. With 21 goals on the month, the Canadiens outscored only the Philadelphia Flyers and Carolina Hurricanes.

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