Carey Price Sets Montreal Canadiens’ Record While Habs Clinch Playoff Berth

April 6th, 2011 by Scott Weldon Leave a reply »
Any time that a player can set a record on a 100-year old professional sports team it is likely to be significant.

Last night, Carey Price set the record for games played in a season by a goalie as he appeared in his 71st game of the year.

The old record of 70 games played was held by Hall of Famer Jacques Plante and Gerry McNeil, the Canadiens' starting goalie through the early 50s.

The old record had endured from an era when there were only 70 games in the regular season and, if possible, your starting goalie played them all.

Patrick Roy, one of the greatest in league history, played 68 games one year. Ken Dryden, another Hall of Fame Canadiens goalie, playing in front of a team that gave up very few shots, never played in more than 64 games in a season.

Price played a good 71st game—stopping 42 of 43 shots, while the Canadiens beat the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Chicago Blackhawks, 2-1 in overtime.

The Chicago Blackhawks started slow, but started to take the play away from the Canadiens as the game progressed.

Desperate to make the playoffs, they out-shot Montreal 20-9 in th ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.