Sunday, February 17, 2008

That Price is right...

Two games back into his NHL return and rookie goaltender Carey Price is making noises the right kind of signs that he would like to make this a permanent stay.

Price who was called up from Hamilton a few days ago, posted his second win for Les Habitants, this one a 1-0 shut over a slumping and frustrated Philadelphia Flyers team.

The youngster, turned aside 34 Flyer shots, some with a bit of assistance from his defence others with a beneficial whistle or two, all of which served to frustrate the Flyers to no end. Try as they did with a flurry of shots in the third, fifteen in total they could not put the puck past the Montreal goaltender when it counted.

A controversial goal was called back as the officials ruled that Price had been pushed into the net by the Flyers Scott Hartnell, which a review showed did not happen, to make the Flyers even angrier Hartnell suffered a cut chin that requried stitches part of an incident that had no penalty called.

The Flyers have now lost six games in a row, and all of their match ups this year with Montreal. They can try to break those two streaks on sunday when the two teams match up again in Philadelphia.

Montreal's win pulled them to within two points of the sliding Ottawa Senators, once again puting the Habs within striking distance of first place overall in the Eastern Conference.

Guy Carbonneau hasn't made his mind up which of his goaltenders will get the start, but with two wins in a row and his first NHL shut out under his belt, you might think that the kid with the hot hand might get the start, if only to try to keep that good Candiens karma flowing.

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