Perhaps the Montreal Canadiens' worst nightmare has been realized. Carey Price, injured in Game 1 after he was crashed into by New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider, will miss the remainder of the Eastern Conference Final with what is being termed as a lower-body injury according to head coach Michel Therrien.
Carey Price is out for the entire Eastern Conference final.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) May 19, 2014
This could be a devastating blow to the Habs' chances this postseason. Price helped steal them a few games in the second round of the playoffs, helping the team knock off the Boston Bruins.
Price has a .919 save percentage, 2.35 goals-against average and one shutout in 12 playoff games this postseason.
After the collision with Kreider, he remained in the game until he was replaced by Peter Budaj in the third period.
The Habs will now turn to Budaj and Dustin Tokarski as its tandem for the remainder of the Conference Final, which the Habs trail 1-0 after a 7-2 loss in game 1.
More to come.