The Montreal Canadiens have cooled off dramatically, particularly on the road. Visiting Dallas could be just what they need to regain their momentum. Listen to the Canadiens vs. Stars live on TSN Radio 690 Montreal starting at 5pm et. The Canadiens attempt to conclude their four-game road trip at .500 on Saturday night, when they face the last-place Stars. Montreal (17-9-2) has followed an 8-1-0 stretch by losing five of six (1-4-1). That includes dropping four of five on the road while surrendering 16 goals. Those defensive struggles were again apparent in Fridays 4-3 loss at Chicago. The Canadiens gave up two unanswered goals in the third period, including the game-winner with 27 seconds to play. It was just a bad break, coach Michel Therrien said. I thought our effort was there and we competed against a really good hockey team. At times you need breaks to win the hockey game, and we didnt have the break. Montreal would be wise to avoid overlooking Dallas (9-12-5), which is at the bottom of the Central Division and looking to avoid a fifth consecutive loss. The Habs swept last seasons series and won 6-4 in Dallas as Max Pacioretty and P.K. Subban had four points each Jan. 2 Subban enters this visit with two goals and three assists in four games after finding the net at Chicago. His seven goals and 18 points put the 2013 Norris Trophy winner among the top scoring defensemen in the league. Pacioretty hasnt been very productive of late, going two games without a point while getting two - both goals - in seven. Still, the left wings 12 goals and 20 points lead Montreal. After facing the Stars, the Canadiens open a five-game homestand with Vancouver on Tuesday. The Stars are opening a three-game homestand in search of an end to their four-game slide. Getting off to a strong start could provide a spark, as nine of the 20 goals Dallas has surrendered during its slide have come in the first period. The Stars surrendered three goals in the first 20 minutes of their 5-2 loss Thursday at Detroit. It hasnt been good enough because we havent executed to our potential and I am not happy with the job Ive done, coach Lindy Ruff told the teams official website. Ruff is also not thrilled with the goaltending, either. No. 1 goalie Kari Lehtonen has a 3.13 goals-against average on the season, and hes given up five goals while losing his last two starts. Lehtonen should be back in net after Jussi Ryannas made 24 saves in his season debut Thursday. With any team it starts there. It just does, Ruff said of goaltending. It starts there, and it breeds confidence into your team. I felt last year and I still feel this year that (Lehtonen) is the guy that will get it done for us. Lehtonen stopped 44 of 51 shots against Montreal last season. 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It just makes me smile, said Pace, who at 37 is the leagues youngest general manager.Pace comes to Chicago after 14 years with the Saints — 13 in their personnel department.He has a big task rebuilding a team that went 5-11 and fired GM Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman after one of the most disappointing seasons in recent memory.Pace, a defensive end at Eastern Illinois in the late 1990s, helped build a championship team with the Saints. He also was the interim GM during the Bountygate sanctions.I was in a good situation in New Orleans, he said. I worked with great people there in a good environment. I wasnt one of those guys looking to jump to the next job. This was a very thorough and calculated decision by me and my family. And thats because this is a historic franchise that desperately wants to win and theyre willing to do whatever it takes for that to happen. And I want to be leading that charge.Topping Paces to-do list is hiring a coach.As for Cutler, who signed a seven-year, $126 million deal after the 2013 season, Pace is not ready to draw any conclusions. The contract makes him tough to trade. Cutting Cutler could be an option if the Bears decide not to keep him.I want to get to know Jay, he said. I want to get to know him further before I come to these conclusions.Pace beat out Kansas City Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard, who spent 12 years in Chicago working under Emery and his predecessor Jerry Angelo, along with Tennessee Titans vice-president of player personnel Lake Dawson and Houston Texans director of pro personnel Brian Gaine.Pace will report directly to team president Ted Phillips and will lean heavily on him along with chairman George McCaskey and consultant Ernie Accorsi in the coaching search. But he will have final say on that as well as the makeup of the roster.I want to win, he said. The challenges, the first step, again is hiring the right head coach to hellp me lead that charge.dddddddddddd And thats all Im focused on right now. Thats the most critical thing we can do right now. I think it helps me, again, to have a step-by-step plan in my head — a progressive plan — and right now, thats hiring a head coach, Step 1.Phillips said Pace impressed the Bears during his interview.He just did a great job, from showing intensity, from showing toughness, from really being able to articulate the kind of head coach he wants and how to build the roster, he said.The Bears interviewed Seattle defensive co-ordinator Dan Quinn and Denver offensive co-ordinator Adam Gase before Pace was hired. They also interviewed Arizona defensive co-ordinator Todd Bowles on Thursday right after they hired their GM.Pace, who was in on that session, indicated he wont hire a coach based on a certain scheme. He said more interviews have been lined up since he was hired, but would not reveal names. Previous head coaching experience in the NFL is not a requirement.He mentioned how the Saints hiring of Sean Payton in 2006 sparked a jump from 3-13 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to the NFC South championship. Signing Drew Brees obviously helped, but the new coach was quickly able to get his players to buy in.Sean came from (Bill) Parcells, so discipline was important right off the bat, Pace said. But Sean has a charisma, a confidence and an energy to him thats infectious. I think thats important, you know? When a head coach gets in front of the room, think about it, hes selling his plan to the players. And there needs to be buy-in. Sean Payton has that, and well be looking for some of those qualities.He mentioned re-establishing Chicagos identity as a team that relies on the run and tough defence, areas it veered from under Trestman.Pace also insisted he is fine with the Bears maintaining their chain of command, with the GM reporting to the president rather than the chairman. He said Phillips reminds him of Saints general manager Mickey Loomis and that theres an automatic connection.Its a structure that we like, McCaskey said. Its a structure that we think works. But as Ryan pointed out, more important than the structure are the people that you have in the various positions. 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