Carey Price G MON 16 Hrs

Carey Price and the Canadiens outlasted Tampa Bay by scoring a 5-4 overtime victory in Game 1 of their first round playoff series Wednesday night.

The Habs controlled the play so Price was only tested with 25 shots in 78 minutes of action, but he did permit four goals in the victory. It wasn't his sharpest of outings, but the fact he was able to emerge victorious on an off-night is great news for Montreal supporters.

Carey Price G MON 2 Days

Carey Price will, of course, be in goal when the Montreal Canadiens open their first-round playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning Wednesday night.

Price has been strong against Tampa, with a 1.42 GAA and a .956 save percentage. "I expect Carey to be the same leader for us that he's been all season long," said Habs coach Michel Therrien. "He's matured and he's playing with a lot of confidence."

Carey Price G MON 5 Days

Montreal goaltender Carey Price turned in a strong game Saturday night, saving 41 New York shots in a 1-0, overtime triumph against the visiting Rangers.

The game winner was scored by Canadiens captain Brian Gionta on a penalty shot. Thanks to the dramatic win, the Canadiens still have a chance to start the Stanley Cup playoffs at home. The Canadiens have known for days that they will face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the playoffs, but the determination of home-ice advantage in the series will not be known until the Lightning play the Capitals in Washington on Sunday. The victory Saturday gave the Habs 100 points, the first time since 2007-08 that they hit the century mark and only the second since 1992-93, the last time Montreal won the Stanley Cup. The Habs leapfrogged the Lightning into second place in the Atlantic Division, with a one-point lead going into Tampa Bay's final game. The Lightning have to beat the Caps in order to claim home-ice advantage in the first round because the Canadiens hold the first tiebreaker with more regulation and overtime wins. The Canadiens took the season series against the Rangers two

Carey Price G MON 5 Days

Carey Price will start in goal Saturday night against the Rangers.

He is coming off a 2-0 loss to the Islanders and will be looking to end the regular season on a winning note heading into the playoffs.

Carey Price G MON 7 Days

Carey Price played well, but suffered a defeat in the Canadiens 2-0 loss to the Islanders Thursday.

Price steered away 28 of 30 shots in the contest, but he was the victim of poor offensive support and saw his record fall to 33-20-5 as a result. His ratios remain sold, as his GAA is 2.36 and his save percentage is .925.

Carey Price G MON 9 Days

Carey Price will start in Montreal's final two regular season games.

Price will not participate in Wednesday's contest against Chicago though. At this point, Montreal's primary concern is making sure Price is in a good place going into the postseason, so they'll give him some work to keep his routine going while also allowing him to rest a bit.

Carey Price G MON 12 Days

Carey Price made 34 saves as Montreal defeated Detroit on Saturday night 5-3.

Price nearly saw what looked to be an easy win disappear. Montreal held a 3-0 lead in the third period, but the Red Wings scored three straight goals to tie it up. Price has five wins over his last six games. He remains a rock-solid option between the pipes. Price has a 2.37 goals-against average and .925 save percentage, good for fifth in the league.

Carey Price G MON 16 Days

Carey Price made 30 saves on 32 shots Tuesday night but it was not enough as the Bolts zinged the Habs 3-1 in a potential first round playoff preview.

Price's four game winning streak is snapped, as the red-hot goaltender loses for just the second time in 11 games since Feb. 4. Price is 32-19-5 this season with a .925 save percentage and 2.36 goals against average.

Carey Price G MON 19 Days

Carey Price blocked 36 shots in the Canadiens' 4-1 win against the Panthers on Saturday night.

A nice bounce-back outing after giving up four in a win against the Red Wings on Thursday. Price gave up the lone goal late in the second period. He has won four straight contests, giving him 32 wins, a 2.36 goals-against average and .925 save percentage. Use him with confidence as the season comes to a close.

Carey Price G MON 19 Days

Carey Price will start in goal against Florida Saturday night.

He is coming off a sub-par performance in which he allowed four goals but registered the win against Detroit Thursday night. We expect Price to rebound against the success-challenged Panthers. Make sure you start him.