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Drama builds as Price skates in full gear, faces shots

May 27, 2014, 10:53 AM EDT

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On Tuesday, injured Montreal goalie Carey Price took to the ice for the second straight day — only this time, it was in full gear and he faced shots for the first time since going down with a suspected knee ailment in Game 1.


From the National Post:

Hours before the Canadiens were to face the New York Rangers in Game 5 of their series, down 3-1, Price was working under the watchful eye of goaltending coach Stephane Waite and an unidentified member of the team’s staff.

He left the ice shortly after 10 a.m., having spent most of his time working on side-to-side movement in the crease. He fielded a few light shots from the slot, but seemed to be testing an injury somewhere in his lower body.

Yesterday, after Price skated for the first time since the injury, Habs head coach Michel Therrien shot down the idea of Price returning for Game 5, saying “he’s not going to play, like I said before,” and that getting back on the ice was “just a part of the rehab, that’s all.”

Following Price’s skate, though, Therrien added a little spice to the building drama…

  1. davidmessina63 - May 27, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    No drama. They ran him in Game 1, they will run him again.

    • mgp1219 - May 27, 2014 at 12:31 PM

      @ davidmessina…

      WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!! Call 911 again.

      • charlie24zz - May 27, 2014 at 2:24 PM

        Who do you cheer for, you stupid American f***?

  2. bucrightoff - May 27, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Unless he can come back and score some goals, not gonna matter. Tokarski has been great too, but goalie can’t score em too.

  3. rpiotr01 - May 27, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Why play him? Tokarski has arguably been better than Lundqvist in games 3 and 4.

  4. pepper2011 - May 27, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Seems Fishy

    • barkar942 - May 27, 2014 at 11:41 AM

      I knew I smelled something!

    • 19to77 - May 27, 2014 at 3:44 PM

      Someone call Dr. Briere!

  5. theskinsman - May 27, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    Won’t make any difference. If Therrien wants to start his 2nd best goalie, go for it. The way the rangers are playing he could start both at the same time and still lose.

  6. johnstone17 - May 27, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    This is known as chicken sh!t gamesmanship.

    • thesportsjudge - May 27, 2014 at 1:02 PM

      Coming from that coach, from that organization, it is about par for the course, which they need to practice as they are mere hours away from tee-off.

  7. papajack1259 - May 27, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Montreal only wins if they get the power play and score and as much as I dispise him (but love him if he be wearing my colors) Subban and the Floppers will get their chance. I am sorry but I firmly believe the games are tilted to whomever the powers to be tell the Refs are to get the calls. With TV replay and hi Def it’s hard not to see what I see and my team is out the best games are when the ref has no whistles and just drops the puck

    • 50milessouthofdetroit - May 27, 2014 at 1:32 PM

      it makes you wonder sometimes…..

    • jaysnkaysthenorseman817 - May 27, 2014 at 5:10 PM

      the Montreal Crosbys

  8. joey4id - May 27, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    No drama. Went to Montreal’s practice today and saw Budaj and Tokarski take all the shots from players. Price would need an intense practice to be able to make a return tonight, and that’s not going to happened.

    • 19to77 - May 27, 2014 at 3:47 PM

      Did Therrien shriek at you for spying on the team? It seems like that’s kind of his thing now.

      • joey4id - May 27, 2014 at 3:53 PM

        Ha! He sent Paros to ask me to leave, but I told George I had a gentlemen agreement with AV. He looked at me with a puzzled face and went back to practice. :-)

  9. rutledge3197 - May 27, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    He’s not Patrick Roy…… Nobody cares……LETS GO RANGERS !!!!!

  10. djshnooks - May 27, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    “Stupid American f**k.”

    Yes, all Americans are stupid…especially with the best education system in the world. Our universities blow yours away.

    Think about that for minute…you stupid Canadian f**k. Now, have a good day.

    • charlie24zz - May 27, 2014 at 3:09 PM

      You should watch this, have a good day!

      • pepper2011 - May 27, 2014 at 4:47 PM

        Yet, you quote American TV, on an American website from a video you watched on another American website.

        Great show, BTW… also like to point out that Jeff Daniels, Olivia Munn (this makes us win alone!) Sam Waterston, Thomas Sadoski, & John Gallagher, Jr. are all Americans. Dev Patel and Emily Mortimer are Brits and the Winner of most annoying and unlikable character goes to Alison Pill; who happens to be… Canadian.

        Just sayin’

        Ha Ha the only thing you had; Hockey – was actually invented by the Brits.

    • joey4id - May 27, 2014 at 3:39 PM

      You guys shouldn’t be attacking the good people of either nation. To claim that you have the best education system is questionable though. However, to claim you have the best education system for the elite in your country is more accurate.

    • dtownbeatdown - May 27, 2014 at 6:33 PM

      That is a very bold and inaccurate statement. You poor misguided/brainwashed man. America has many great things, education is not one of them. Put your pride aside for a minute, and really think about what you are saying.

  11. charlie24zz - May 27, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Best universities in the world, eh? What is the average amount of student debt that one incurs after spending 4 years at one of your great American universities? Your education system is a joke. I receive the same degree in Canada that I would attending a “prestigious” American university, and my education is practically free.

    I bet you own 12 guns and don’t care about mass shootings that occur everyday in your country, either?

    • dtownbeatdown - May 27, 2014 at 6:45 PM

      Actually our universities rate higher than most. Our k-12 is the real issue. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. The ignorant statement is to blame gun responsible gun owners for something that was out of anyone’s control. What does owning 12 guns have to do with someone that chose to kill people? And I doubt you went to college, I’m not the brightest bulb in the box but your grammar is as terrible as mine. So you get free education and don’t attend? That doesn’t seem so bright either. No offense I highly doubt you can get your PhD at your local community college.

  12. LampyB - May 27, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Hey charlie, you can say what you want about america but clearly our teams are better than yours. When subban dives and you still lose, it just makes you lose even more credibility. Grow up asshole.

    • joey4id - May 27, 2014 at 3:45 PM

      “our teams are better than yours” The Rangers HC is from Canada, and so are 12 players on the team. Matter of fact the 50% of the players in the NHL are Canadian. Not so much the great American advantage.

      charlie and djsh need to chill. Don’t throw stone if you live in a glass house.

  13. 19to77 - May 27, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Guys, between our two countries there are 350 million people, and believe it or not, most of us are pretty decent human beings. Let’s try not to typecast each other, okay? Calm the f–k down. The Habs’ captain and top scorer are both American, and each of the Rangers’ top three centres is Canadian. Makes it kinda tough to be a nationalist dickbag, huh?

    • joey4id - May 27, 2014 at 3:55 PM

      Nice! Well said, 19to77. Slow clap!

  14. cool10857 - May 27, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Have a beer, eh?

  15. muckleflugga - May 27, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    i’ve got no grief with american universities … they put a man on the moon without leaving a crater when ninety percent of the world was rolling in straw with the family pigs and dogs

    canada’s universities are proportionally good and bad … don’t believe the myth that high pay brings in the best teaching talent … some educators like to go where the air is clean and there’s less crime

    universities are not free in canada, not by any measure

    hockey first showed-up in flemish paintings in the sixteenth century … france belgium and the low countries had hockey and golf before either appeared in great britain … canada codified the first rules of hockey, and invented inter-university team play

    as for guns, map countries with high incidence of violent crime, gun ownership tracks in direct correlation … here’s why:

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