Carey Price Makes History for the Habs

Although the Montreal Canadiens are missing some of that offensive talent from the past, something familiar occurred especially behind the pipes this past season. Carey Price appeared in the most number of games by a goalie in a season in franchise history. Yes, even more than Patrick Roy, Ken Dryden and Jacques Plante. Carey had the most number of wins as well as shutouts by a Habs goalie since the 1976-77 season when Ken Dryden was in net for the Montreal Canadiens. Keep in mind that Carey faced the second most number of shots by any goaltender in the league this past season. For a goalie that does not have the likes of Laperriere, Savard, Lapointe, Robinson, Chelios, Desjardins, Markov (although only for a few games this past season) and Harvey (to name a few Habs’ defensive greats) to defend the nets in front of him, those are pretty impressive numbers. Tied for the lead in wins by a goalie this past season in the NHL and coming off an All-star Game Selection, Carey Price is proving that he is the missing piece in the Canadiens’ goaltending puzzle that became a see-saw/juggling act since the departure of Patrick Roy. With his impressive start to the 2011 playoffs against the Boston Bruins, the future looks bright at least in one position (that of goaltending) for the Montreal Canadiens.


0 Responses to “Carey Price Makes History for the Habs”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: