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Price solid for Habs in win over Panthers

Jan 6, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

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With losses in three of four games prior to Monday, the Montreal Canadiens were in need of a win to keep pace with the Boston Bruins in the Atlantic Division.

That’s exactly what they got, and they got it with solid goaltending from Carey Price. He might not have been busy through two periods, facing only 11 shots, but he was called upon to secure the victory for his team in the third.

The Canadiens eventually defeated the Florida Panthers by a final score of 2-1. Price was called upon to make 16 saves in the third period, with his team up by a goal and the Panthers pressing for the equalizer.

“He’s like a closer in baseball,” said Habs’ head coach Michel Therrien, as per Conor McKenna, host of the Canadiens radio broadcast on TSN 690.

Price, who hails from British Columbia, Canada, has been picked by numerous hockey pundits to be one of the three goalies named to Canada’s men’s Olympic hockey team – the roster gets announced Tuesday morning.

  1. joey4id - Jan 6, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    Both he and Luongo have stepped up their game making a serious bid for the net in Sochi. I think Team Canada will be more solid in nets than most anticipated at the outset of the season. How will Luongo play after goalie gate in Van? Can Price up is game by being more consistent? Seems like both answered the bell very well. Who will be numéro trois? Fleury? Smith? Another masked man? We’ll find out soon enough.

  2. canada2014gold - Jan 7, 2014 at 2:52 AM

    Luongo should start no question.

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