Canadiens-Predators: Habs Waste Record-Tying Performance by Carey Price

November 14th, 2009 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
Montreal 0, Nashville 2 (Sommet Arena)

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Canadiens coach Jacques Martin may have been hired for his language skills but not because he is a good quote. On his goaltender's effort, Martin was master of the obvious, "He performed well, there is no doubt."

Martin was describing Carey Price's 53-save performance that tied a Canadiens franchise record first set by Wayne Thomas in March 1974 vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins. Price was brilliant with numerous highlight reel saves.

Price turned away the Predators, who were on a shot per minute pace for the first two periods.

Granted, tonight's game was not in the same class as Team Canada's 47-0 win over Denmark at the 1949 World Hockey Championships in Stockholm.

Yet, shot totals of 24-to-4 after one period, and 42-to-10 after two are indicative of the lopsided level of play.

Pekka Rinne commented on the lack of Habs' shots saying, "I should have brought my iPod." Indeed. Or perhaps he could have been live tweeting from the crease. Hmm.

With Price making save after save, the Canadiens found themselves only one goal down for most of ...

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