Price will be between the pipes for Thursday's matchup with the Panthers. Despite winning 10 of his last 12 appearances, it seems unlikely that Price will get to 40 wins this season -- he's currently sitting at 35 -- with just six games remaining. Milestones aside, it has been a solid return to the ice for the netminder after he lost nearly the entire 2015-16 campaign to injury. The Panthers have dropped four of their previous six outings, but they also registered a 7-0 victory over the Blackhawks during that stretch, which makes it hard to know the compete level Price will face.
Price made 27 saves in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Dallas. Price was beaten by Curtis McKenzie just 1:47 into the game, but he shut the door from there. Incredibly, he's held eight of his past 11 opponents to one or fewer goals, going 9-2-0 over that span. Expect more of the same in the season's final six games with no top-10 offenses left on his team's schedule.
Price will be in the blue paint for Tuesday's home game against Dallas. In a bizarre turn of events, Al Montoya was originally announced as Tuesday's starter, but the team had to make a change of plans after Montoya went down with a lower-body injury during morning skate. The Habs will be holding their breath as they await word on the nature of Montoya's injury, but in the meantime, Price is the hottest goaltender in the league (in addition to being the world's best goalie) and improves Montreal's chances for a win Tuesday. In his 14 starts since Claude Julien was rehired as the Canadiens' head coach, Price hasn't allowed more than three goals in a game, posting a 10-4-0 record with a 1.62 GAA and .941 save percentage in the process.
Price made 31 saves in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Senators. Price is now 34-18-5 on the season and he's over the cold patch he suffered through between late December to mid-February. The arrival of coach Claude Julien triggered a massive thaw in Carey's game and he's now gaining ground on the Vezina race. Use him every time he's in the blue paint.
Price will start Saturday's home game against the Senators. Price, who gave up three goals on 22 shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes, will look to bounce back Saturday against an Ottawa squad that has earned consecutive wins, over the Bruins and Penguins respectively. With the Habs having lost two straight, their lead over the Sens in the Atlantic Division has been whittled down to a point, with Ottawa having a game in hand.
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