Max Pacioretty can’t buy a goal and it’s not for lack of trying. Pacioretty again led both teams in shots-on-goal with six, but Ambri-Piotta was beaten 1-0 at home by the Langnau Chiefs in battle of the Swiss League bottom feeders Saturday.
Pacioretty scored on his first shot in his Ambri September 28th debut. Since then he has taken 21 shots without a goal or a point and Ambri has settled into the cellar in the Swiss National League. They have lost eight games in a row and head coach Kevin Constantine, who recruited Pacioretty, is expected to be fired in the next few days.
Geneva’s nine game winning streak to start the season came to an end with a 5-1 loss in Bern Saturday. The game was played before 16,463 at Bern’s PostFinance Arena. Yannick Weber had two shots on goal but failed to record a point.
Zug came from behind to beat Fribourg 3-2 in a shootout. Raphael Diaz was also held off the scoresheet.
The other Canadiens playing with European teams, Tomas Plekanec, Tomas Kaberle and Andrei Markov were idle. Markov will be see action with his Chekhov teammates in the Ukraine Sunday. Plekanec and Kaberle won’t play again until Thursday.