Montreal Canadiens: Confident Carey Price Means Wins For Montreal

November 6th, 2009 by Felix Sicard Leave a reply »
In Thursday night's shootout win against the Boston Bruins, we saw the very best of what Carey Price is capable of doing.

When Price is on top of his game, he can win games on his own, as was shown in a 42-save winning effort against the rival Bruins, which marked the 50th win in his young career.

What was more encouraging though on the whole was that Price's demeanor and emotions seemed to be kept in check for much of the game. Dating back to his outstanding play at the World Junior Championships in 2007, what has always struck me about Carey Price is how calm and impenetrable his psyche seems to be.

Last year however, Price seemed to have a difficult time dealing with the emotional roller coaster that is playing goal for the Montreal Canadiens. 

Whether it be basking in victory or lamenting in defeat, it seemed that Price was unable to maintain his trademark calmness. Nowhere was this more evident than when after making the final, winning save in a shootout against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the young netminder struck a pose similar to Usain Bolt's signature pose.

There's nothing wrong with being happy about winning, but ...

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