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Hurting Habs: Price and Prust injured late in Game 4

May 7, 2013, 11:23 PM EDT

Carey Price AP

Montreal’s Game 4 overtime loss was hard enough to take as they’re now down 3-1 in the series. Losing a pair of important players in the process just makes it that much worse.

Star goalie Carey Price was injured late in the third period and replaced by Peter Budaj in overtime while Brandon Prust was seen favoring his shoulder. Coach Michel Therrien said he doesn’t know if either player will be available in Game 5. Price was officially said to have a lower-body injury and Prust was out with an upper-body injury. No kidding.

With the Habs now on the brink of elimination and heading home to Montreal, going without both Price and Prust on top of being without captain Brian Gionta it makes their hill to climb look like the Matterhorn. Game 5 is set for Thursday night.

  1. sabatimus - May 7, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Oh darn. Karma.

    • valoisvipers - May 8, 2013 at 2:25 AM

      That’s what happens when Prust calls good people a big fat bug eyed walrus. Karma came around and bit him,Price, gionta (he gets a small g because he is so small like most habs) and the hab team as a whole. Price couldn’t match the play of Anderson and neither can Budaj. Love to Ottawa finish them off on Bell center ice so we can see the fan’s reactions. It won’t be OLE OLE OLE.

  2. hockeyflow33 - May 7, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Never good sign when a goalie gets hurt dropping into a butterfly

    • rich859 - May 8, 2013 at 8:18 AM

      Absolutely right. Carey could’ve hurt her labia, cervix and so many other parts of her lady bits.

      • hockeyflow33 - May 8, 2013 at 2:42 PM

        Ugh, really?

  3. mclovinhockey - May 7, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    I think he got hurt trying to get up… Not dropping down. Not sure if that matters

  4. chicagobtech - May 7, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Bad night for goalies.

    • 19to77 - May 8, 2013 at 1:43 AM

      No kidding. I hope Harding’s okay. That guy’s played like a hero all series to keep the ‘Hawks working for their wins. Any word on him yet?

  5. 8man - May 8, 2013 at 7:18 AM

    It’s unraveling for Montreal in a hurry. Ten minutes into the third it looked like the Habs were going home tied at 2. This is Stanley Cup hockey. It’s unpredictable and momentum can swing in an instant.

  6. mgp1219 - May 8, 2013 at 7:30 AM

    Don’t forget about the injury to the montreal fans…their feelings are hurt. Somebody call the police!!!

  7. girouxed - May 8, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Habs are toast!!

  8. pastabelly - May 8, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    What could be better than seeing Vancouver and Montreal as the first two teams eliminated from the playoffs?

  9. ribs108 - May 8, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    It was truly a shame that Gionta missed Game 4 as we missed the opportunity to see him not score on a breakaway again.

  10. nosefacekillah - May 8, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    After Montreal’s antics during and after game 3 it is tough to work up any sympathy for this team.

    Montreal played above their ability all year (just like last year when they played well below). But with a good young core they should be able to build on this years success.

  11. DED - May 8, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Two ex-Avalanche goalies for game 5?

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