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Carey Price (stomach flu) won’t play tonight vs. Flyers

Feb 16, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT

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If Habs fans are feeling a little queasy about tonight’s game against the Flyers, you can blame Carey Price.

He won’t be facing off against the Flyers tonight as he’s out with a case of stomach flu. Peter Budaj will get the start against Philly meanwhile the team has called up Robert Mayer from AHL Hamilton to back him up.

Price has been stellar this season going 8-3-0 and has allowed just 23 goals in those 11 games, good for a 2.06 goals-against average. Budaj, meanwhile, has been less-than good in his two appearances going 0-1-1 and allowing nine goals in those starts. Montreal fans might want to keep a bucket handy tonight just in case.

  1. phillyphanatic77 - Feb 16, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    The way the Flyers have played this season I wouldn’t be surprised if Budaj shut us out. Blowing that 3-1 lead last night was ridiculous.

  2. steelers88 - Feb 16, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    At least the Flyers will win tonight.

  3. mclovinhockey - Feb 16, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Ummm is Bryz starting? I have a feeling it will be boosh

  4. hockeyfan28 - Feb 16, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    When Braydon Coburn is now by default essentially your no.1 damn the other team always has a chance but do like the
    Flyers chances tonight since the Canadiens aren’t exactly setting the world on fire either

  5. sabatimus - Feb 16, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    As bad as the Flyers have been, I gotta pick them to win here. Budaj has been not merely bad, but send-me-down atrocious.

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