Price yielded five goals on 28 shots in a 6-5 shootout loss to the Canucks on Wednesday.
It was a back-and-forth game, but the Canadiens only held a lead for 32 seconds late in the third period. Playing from behind didn't go all that well, and Price ultimately took the loss in the shootout with tallies from Bo Horvat and J.T. Miller. With 11 goals allowed in three appearances, Price has not had a great start to 2020-21. The second of three games versus the Canucks is Thursday, which makes it likely that Jake Allen will get his second start of the year for the Habs.
Price will man the crease Wednesday in Vancouver, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet650 reports.
After holding the Oilers to one goal Saturday, Price ceded the starter's crease to Jake Allen on Monday. Allen presided over a 3-1 win of his own, but he's no threat to Price's hold on the top spot in Montreal's net. Price will look to help Montreal build on its 2-0-1 start against a Canucks team that has dropped three straight since winning on Opening Night.
Price made 34 saves in a 5-1 win over Edmonton on Saturday night.
His shutout bid was snapped at 12:59 of the third. Price was sharp but the win belonged to the whole team -- they smothered and frustrated Connor McDavid all night long. This is an outstanding sign for anyone who rosters Price this season -- he won't have to carry the Habs and that will definitely help his game. And your roster.
Price will protect the road net in Saturday's matchup against the Oilers.
Price endured a tough season opener against the Maple Leafs, as he let up five goals on 34 shots. Now, the veteran netminder will face another offensive juggernaut led by Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl as he seeks his first win of the year.
Price made 29 saves in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs.
Despite the final score, Price had little chance on any of the Toronto goals, and he came up with some big stops just to earn Montreal a point in the standings. The 33-year-old has seen his ratios tumble in recent seasons, but he's still one of the most reliable netminders in the league, and with a better backup this season in Jake Allen, more rest could translate into a rebound for Price.
Price is projected to start between the pipes on the road in Wednesday's Opening Night matchup with the Maple Leafs, Jean-Francois Chaumont of Le Journal de Montreal reports.
Price played well against Toronto last season, picking up three wins in three starts while posting a respectable .912 save percentage. The Maple Leafs were one of the highest scoring teams in the NHL last campaign, and they didn't lose any major pieces this offseason, so Price will once again have his work cut out for him Wednesday.
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.
Price made 20 saves Tuesday during the Canadiens' 2-0 loss to the Flyers in Game 4.
He was the less busy goaltender on the afternoon, and that inactivity may have played a factor in the second goal -- a fluttering puck off the stick of Philippe Myers late in the second period caught the top of Price's pad as he attempted to make a save on a shot that was probably going wide, and instead it deflected into the net behind him. Price still has a dazzling .949 save percentage this postseason and has allowed more than two goals only once in his eight starts, but with the Habs not having scored a goal in over six periods, the veteran netminder may need to be perfect in Game 5 on Wednesday to keep his team alive.
Price will get the starting nod for Tuesday's Game 4 with the Flyers, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Despite giving up just three goals in three games with Philadelphia, Price was only able to secure his club one victory. Without offensive support, it won't matter how good the veteran netminder is playing. Still, it will be hard for fantasy players to avoid utilizing Price in DFS contests considering he is sporting a 1.40 GAA in seven postseason appearances this year.
Price gave up a goal on 20 shots in Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Flyers in Game 3.
Price recorded a shutout in Game 2, but he was on the wrong end of the scoreline in Sunday's contest. The 33-year-old goalie has allowed two or fewer goals in six of his seven postseason appearances, two of which have been shutouts. He'll hope for better support from his teammates in Game 4 on Tuesday.
Price will guard the crease for Sunday's Game 3 tilt with the Flyers, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Price was perfect in Game 2, turning aside all 30 shots in the shutout win. Between this series against the Flyers and the play-in round against the Penguins, he's recorded an outstanding .954 save percentage and 1.46 GAA.
Price stopped all 30 shots he faced in Friday's 5-0 win over the Flyers during Game 2 of their first-round series.
The 32-year-old backstop continues to be one of the stories of the postseason so far, recording his second shutout in six starts. Price has yet to allow more than three goals in any of those games, and his .954 save percentage is jaw-dropping. With the offense showing signs of life as well, the Habs' Cinderella act may not be done quite yet. Price will look to give his squad a 2-1 lead in the series in Game 3 on Sunday.
Price will defend the cage against the Flyers in Game 2 on Friday, Jean-Francois Chaumont of Le Journal de Montreal reports.
Price gave up just two goals on 31 shots in Game 1 but was let down by an offense that couldn't produce more than one tally. If his teammates don't start scoring, the veteran netminder may not be able to get his club past Philadelphia and into the next round.
Price gave up two goals on 31 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Flyers on Wednesday in Game 1.
Price was fairly solid, but a lapse just 16 seconds after Shea Weber got the Canadiens on the board allowed Flyers winger Joel Farabee to tally what would be the decisive goal. Carter Hart isn't giving up much at the other end of the rink -- Price will have to match that high standard of play to give the Canadiens a fighting chance in the series. Expect the 32-year-old to return to the crease for Friday's Game 2.
Price will patrol the crease for Wednesday's Game 1 matchup against the Flyers, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Price was phenomenal in the Canadiens' upset of the Penguins in the qualifying round, going 3-1-0 along with a 1.67 GAA and .947 save percentage in four starts. He'll have to match that intensity in this series, as the Flyers earned the top seed in the playoffs going 3-0-0 in the qualifying round. Expect Price to continue to be the main man in the crease as long as his team is in the playoffs barring injury.
Price turned aside all 22 shots he faced during Friday's 2-0 win over the Penguins in Game 4 of their Stanley Cup Qualifier.
The veteran netminder delivered his most brilliant performance yet this postseason, shutting down Sidney Crosby and company for 60 minutes to complete a stunning upset. Price allowed only seven total goals in the four-game series with a .947 save percentage, and he'll be a formidable foe for whichever team the Habs face in the next round.
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