Montreal-New York: Carey Price’s Fifth Shutout Earns Win Over Rangers

February 6th, 2011 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
The streaking Montreal Canadiens, 10-2-3 in their last 15 games, played their first of two back-to-back Super Bowl weekend matinees yesterday at the Bell Centre.

The game was a classic "four-pointer" against the New York Rangers, a team that the Habs have owned so far this season. Unfortunately for Rangers' fans, Scott Gomez scored the winner and Carey Price held the fort to move the Habs record to 3-0 this season against their Big Apple opponents.

Montreal and New York are two evenly matched teams that both rely on the sum of their parts being greater than the whole and, aside from Marian Gaborik, neither team boasts any superstar players.

The game had excellent up-and-down pace with both teams doing a great job of keeping the opposition to the outside, as the playoff-like intensity made for a tightly contested match.

Montreal once again got themselves into penalty trouble, taking seven penalties and handing the Rangers four power plays for the game. Fortunately, their top-ranked penalty kill continued to keep the opposition at bay, shutting down all four Rangers' chances and even outshooting New York 1-0 on two of the PKs.

Gomez's late second-pe ...

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