NHL Montreal-Vancouver: Carey Price’s Shutout Ends Canucks’ Streak

November 10th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
With the Vancouver Canucks at the Bell Centre to take on the Montreal Canadiens, Tuesday night, it was the story of two teams headed in different directions.

The Canucks, winners of six straight games, were being touted as a legitimate contenders for the Stanley Cup this coming spring. The Habs have been going through a rough patch and have only been able to squeak out one win in their last four games.

The fact that Montreal native Roberto Luongo was in the net for the Canucks—this game was over before it even started.

At least on paper it was.

Fortunately for the Canadiens, hockey games are played on ice and not paper. The Habs took all of the reasons why they should have lost and turned them on their head.

The Canucks came out flying for the first five minutes, but the Habs were able to push back and take the lead on Andrei Markov's first goal of the season. After that, the Habs played a stultifying Jacques-Martin-style-defense-first system that kept the Canucks at bay and largely to the outside.

Although he wasn't excessively busy through two periods—the Habs outshot the Canucks 19-15 through two—Carey Price m ...

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