Price is expected get more rest this season with the presence of Jake Allen as a backup, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports. The Canadiens plan to have Allen make 30 starts if there's a regular 82-game schedule, roughly 37 percent of the games. A regular schedule appears to be unlikely, but the Habs plan to follow through on that 35-40 percent number of starts for Allen. Without a perceived adequate backup last season, the 33-year-old Price played a league-high 58 games before the season shut down in March. The Canadiens reaped the benefits of a well-rested Price in the postseason, so expect Allen to get a significant number of starts in whatever form the 2020-21 season takes.
Price gave up three goals on 17 shots in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Flyers in Game 6. The Flyers led for nearly the whole game after Ivan Provorov beat Price just 28 seconds into the first period. Price didn't face a high volume of shots, but he was a little too leaky to force Game 7. The 33-year-old only allowed three goals three times in 10 starts during the playoffs, and he had two shutouts. He'll still be a top-10 fantasy option in goal heading into 2020-21 drafts despite his 2.79 GAA and .909 save percentage in 58 starts during the regular season.
Price will be stationed between the pipes for Friday's Game 6 tilt with the Flyers, John Lu of TSN.ca reports. Price allowed three goals on 29 shots in a Game 5 win to force Friday's Game 6. He's been terrific this series with a 1.63 GAA and .939 save percentage, and he'll need another strong performance to force a Game 7.
Price made 26 saves on 29 shots in a 5-3 win over the Flyers on Wednesday in Game 5. Wednesday's game was a back-and-forth battle, but Price was able to hold the lead over the last nine minutes after Nick Suzuki's go-ahead goal. The series had largely been a goaltending duel between Price and Carter Hart prior to Game 5. The 33-year-old Price has now allowed eight goals on 132 shots for a .939 save percentage in his last five games. He'll look to help the Canadiens even the series in Friday's Game 6.
Price will draw the start for Wednesday's pivotal Game 5 against the Flyers, John Lu of TSN.ca reports. Price has played solid in the past two defeats for the Canadiens despite being on the wrong end, going 0-2-0 while racking up a 1.54 GAA and .929 save percentage in that span. It could be tough to deploy Price in a DFS setting with the lack of offensive help, but expect the veteran to try his best to save his team from elimination Wednesday.
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