The Canadiens lost more than a game Tuesday night as George Parros the newly acquired enforcer finished the evening in hospital after experiencing what coach Michel Therrien described as “bad luck.”

Parros was engaging in a his second fight of the night with Colton Orr when he lost his balance and landed face first on the ice.

“He has a concussion and he’s in the hospital” Therrien said. “He showed a lot of character and it was just bad luck.”

The Canadiens were trailing 3-2 when Parros and Orr joined in on what started out with a main event between Jarred Tinordi and Carter Ashton. Neither of the two heavyweights had an advantage when Parros lost his balance and hit his chin on the ice.

“We’ve seen too many of those incidents in this building” said Lars Eller who suffered a concussion last year when he was hit by Ottawa’s Eric Gryba. “When you see something like that you just hope that he’s okay and you think about his family. When that happens you try to refocus but it’s hard to think about hockey.”

Parros had to be stabilized and taken taken from the ice on a gurney but the Canadiens said he was alert when he was taken to the dressing room. He was then transported to the hospital where he was held overnight for observation. The preliminary indications are that he didn’t not reinjure his shoulder. He underwebt rotator cuff surgery in the off-season.

Parros was acquired for his fighting ability something general manager Marc Bergevin felt was missing when the Canadiens played physical teams like Toronto Boston Ottawa and Philadelphia

Tinordi Travis Moen and Brandon Prust all picked up fighting majors as the Canadiens show they weren’t going to be pushed around. The physical game wasn’t the reason or the loss.

“We showed a lot of character but we lost because of our execution” Therrien said. “We didn’t execute with the puck and we made mistakes in excecution without the puck.”

It was the mistakes that allowed the Leafs to take a 4-2 lead. Tyler Bozak scored a shorthanded goal late in the second period when a bouncing puck got past Andrei Markov at the blue line.

The Leafs added another goal in the third when Raphael Diaz coughed up the puck and that led to a 2-on-1 break Mason Raymond tried to pass the puck and Carey Price moved over. It was the right play but it backfired because Francis Bouillon got his stick on the pass and it came back to Raymond. Price made 34 saves and the consensus was that he deserved a better fate.

“I think the four goals don’t tell the story but I think we’re all going to bounce back and show what we’re about” Eller said.