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Price pulled in second period vs. Kings

Dec 10, 2013, 8:24 PM EDT

Carey Price AP

Montreal Canadiens star goalie Carey Price came into Tuesday’s game with a seven-game winning streak. He won’t even make it to the second intermission against the Los Angeles Kings, however.

The Kings scored four goals on 16 shots against Price, who was pulled 5:25 into the second period tonight. On the bright side, he didn’t have the most embarrassing performance of the night, as he at least lasted longer than Braden Holtby did. (Hey, you take what you can get.)

The bigger bright side is that Price, 26, has been fantastic enough this season that Team Canada should take notice. He just won’t want to put Dec. 10 on his resume.

Peter Budaj took over for Price in net while Martin Jones is tending net for the Kings.

Update: It didn’t get a whole lot better for the Canadiens overall, as they lost 6-0.

  1. packerswin96 - Dec 10, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Brutal brutal game by Habs, they deserve this beatdown, but one wonders how different the game might be if the correct call was made on the LA’s 3rd goal (pen. to LA instead of goal).

    • packerswin96 - Dec 10, 2013 at 11:47 PM

      Not sure how anyone of you “armchair hockey experts disagree with me? All of the real experts do!

      • patthehockeyfan - Dec 11, 2013 at 8:19 AM

        I’m not an armchair expert (and didn’t thumbs down either of your comments). Your supposition takes into account too many shoulda, coulda, woulda’s.

        Interference shoulda been called. Score: Kings’ up 2 – 0. Montreal coulda then scored? I don’t think so. Then Montreal woulda won. Again, I don’t think so.

        You can wonder about the outcome all you want. It doesn’t change the fact that the Kings came to play, Montreal didn’t. Plus, Martin Jones’ performance in the net, especially against the Habs’ 3 power plays in the first period … after that, I don’t think Montreal had a chance.

      • patthehockeyfan - Dec 11, 2013 at 9:14 AM

        Correction: Montreal did come to play. Their 1st period was intense (17 SOG). After Jones took the wind out of their sails in the first period, though, I didn’t see the same intensity from them. LA just dominated after that.

  2. shortsxit34 - Dec 10, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    The momentum was already sloped way too much in LA’s favor. After Jones’ incredible play and the last minute goal for the Kings, Montreal pretty much gave up. It showed right out of the gate in the second.

    So how different the game might have been if the correct call was made on the third goal? It would be 5-0 instead of 6-0.

  3. dutchman1350 - Dec 10, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    I guess Steve Mason is comparable to Carey Price.

    • shortsxit34 - Dec 10, 2013 at 10:34 PM

      Well played…

  4. blomfeld - Dec 10, 2013 at 11:02 PM


    Just got home friends and I’m now being apprised of what sounds like another ‘stupendous’ effort by our glorious Kings ! 6-0 over the Frenchies in their own building ? … you gotta love it man :) Anyway, at first read here a couple of things are really jumping out at me. First off, look at the balanced scoring from our ‘dynamic’ offense which lists ‘six’ different contributors … talk about élan in action eh ! And secondly, what more can you say about our ‘impenetrable’ Siegfried Line goal tending ? Quick, Scrivens and Jones are now literally the undisputed ‘best’ keepers in the universe today, no two ways about it ! Even though I knew we were headed back to the high ground this year in-order to reclaim ‘that’ which is ours, the sweet taste of victory ‘each and every’ step along the way, is something that I’ll never tire of !

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  5. drewzducks - Dec 10, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    6-0 ? Who says LA doesn’t have a football team ?

  6. penvik - Dec 10, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    I know Price will be on team Canada but fleury has to be in the mix now. Most winningest goaltender in the last six years

    • drewzducks - Dec 10, 2013 at 11:34 PM

      Good sense of humor. Think you meant to say most bestest winningest.

    • bruininnh1984 - Dec 11, 2013 at 12:17 AM

      it’s easy to become the winningest goaltender in the last 6 years when you have crosby and malkin on your team

    • pastabelly - Dec 11, 2013 at 8:46 AM

      My guess is that Team Canada considers Olympics like playoff games. Have you been watching the playoffs the last couple of years?

  7. muckleflugga - Dec 10, 2013 at 11:59 PM


    i can see why your following tailed off…you only used two brutals when it was clearly a three brutal night

    incidentally, i agree with you body and soul

  8. blomfeld - Dec 11, 2013 at 3:25 AM


    video footage from the game tonight between our Kings and the Canadiens … C/O Wo Fat Sports News

  9. montrealbbr - Dec 11, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    They were due for a bad game but now they will get back to winning.

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