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Price on Subban: ‘We lean on him a lot’

May 2, 2014, 9:24 AM EDT

P.K. Subban AP

Two of the best performances in Montreal’s 4-3 double-overtime win against Boston came from Canadiens goalie Carey Price and defenseman P.K. Subban.

Price stood on his head facing a barrage of shots and Subban scored twice, including the game-winner. Price had nothing but glowing words for Subban following the game as Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette shared.

(Subban) played very well,” Price said. “We lean on him a lot. He plays a lot of big minutes for our team. That was a great performance. He’s comfortable playing in hostile environments and that’s a very good character trait to have.

Calling Boston a “hostile environment” for the Canadiens is being very polite about it, as the Boston Globe points out, but Subban thrived on TD Garden ice.

Subban led all skaters in time on ice with 33:49 played and helped make it pay off for Michel Therrien by scoring twice and continuing to be a thorn in the side of the Bruins and their fans.

If the Bruins are to bounce back in Game 2, they’ll need to find a way to better wrangle Subban and hope Price has a bit more of an off night.

  1. dolphincult - May 2, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Blah blah blah whiners, blah blah divers. Blah blah blah lucky. It don’t matter what the bruins fans say. At worst, habs get a split and home ice is lost for the big bad bruins. Guys like blowflow33 can tag there crap onto my comment without anything original thought of their own but as always but none of it matters.

  2. sabatimus - May 2, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    How can anybody lean on Subban and not fall over when he pirouettes to the ice?

  3. joey4id - May 2, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    I can see how this guy can be annoying to fans from the opponent when at times he annoys the Habs fan. PK is like Marchand in that regard, but I would take them both on my team in a heartbeat since the objective of the game is to win by scoring more goals as opposed to being a popularity contest.

    All the rhetoric about the Habs being divers, refs favoring them, and winning their big games on PP is spewed by local Boston radio stations (notably 98.5) and posted here by those who don’t have an opinion and act like sheep.

    And then there are the Montreal fans who get most of their news from a local radio station, which oddly enough is also 98.5. Homer radio stations bread homer fans.

    • thesportsjudge - May 2, 2014 at 11:40 AM

      *breed

      • joey4id - May 2, 2014 at 12:03 PM

        haha! ;-)

    • sixchr - May 2, 2014 at 1:05 PM

      I would hardly call the second half of the day on 98.5 homer radio.

      • sixchr - May 2, 2014 at 1:06 PM

        Talking about Boston btw.

  4. bucfanforlife - May 2, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    good game,price was thedifference subban I will take. big blues fan here should have kept eller In hindsight we would still be in the same place or still playing if we scored more. halak and miller were both waste of assets. but anyhow I think subban is better than anyone on the blues smurf and soft d.bye the way dd from the kings is the best dman and keith is second then who sub, chara,weber, sutter I don’t know

    • scrot7 - May 2, 2014 at 12:41 PM

      Wow. It hurt to read this comment.

  5. terrier92 - May 2, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    Kid is a stud no doubt. Actually was quite good in post game interview. Trust me I don’t like him or Hans but gotta give him his due he is good and came up big. Bs will turnaround on Saturday

  6. elemeno89 - May 2, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Love PK. Guy is a stud.

  7. beergold - May 2, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Meanwhile in Florida the Leafs lean on their nine irons…….

  8. dolphincult - May 6, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    OLe!

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