Carey Price
G MTL
3 months ago

Price made 26 saves in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.

EDGE Analysis

Price would like to forget this season. The last goal he gave up Saturday epitomized his struggles this year. The usual sure-handed stickhandler whiffed on the puck not once, but twice, and gifted it to Patrick Marleau just outside the crease. Price won just five games in 25 starts since Christmas. Yes, five. His record in that span? Just 5-16-5. There is nowhere for Price to go but up. Keeper owners and the Habs are both hoping for a massive rebound in 2018-19, but his success will be tied to the team management puts around him.

Carey Price
G MTL
3 months ago

Price will be in goal when Montreal closes out the season Saturday in Toronto, John Lu of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 2017-18 campaign has pretty much amounted to a lost season for both the Habs and Price. Montreal currently sits third-to-last in NHL standings with just 69 points in 80 games. Meanwhile, Price missed extended periods of the season due to injury, and has put up the worst numbers of his career to date. In 48 appearances, the 30-year-old went 16-25-7 with a 3.09 GAA and .901 save percentage. Price's play is likely to bounce back to the high level he's shown in the past, but it's tough to imagine him ever living up to the eight-year, $84 million contract that he signed this past summer.

Carey Price
G MTL
3 months ago

Price stopped 27 shots in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the jets.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old was suiting up for his 557th game with Montreal, passing the legendary Jacques Plante to set a new franchise record for the most games played by a goaltender, but unfortunately he couldn't celebrate the occasion with a win. Price has a woeful .876 save percentage in five games since returning from a concussion in late March as he closes the books on what has been the worst season of his career.

Carey Price
G MTL
3 months ago

Price will start in the home goal Tuesday against the Jets, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Price rediscovered his Vezina form in his last couple of outings, stopping all but two pucks in each while posting a 2.03 GAA. The 30-year-old netminder will likely be tested again Tuesday, squaring off against a Jets club that averaged exactly three goals per game in March while posting a plus-8 goal differential.

Carey Price
G MTL
3 months ago

Price allowed two goals on 32 shots in a 2-1 home loss to the Devils on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Price stopped several grade-A scoring chances in this one, but he allowed a deflected goal to rookie Nico Hischier and then Taylor Hall sent one past him while the Habs were on a 5-on-3 man advantage. All of the damage against Price came in the third period as the Devils managed to rally back from a Daniel Carr power-play marker from the first frame. Nonetheless, Price's save percentage didn't budge after this performance; he's still at a pedestrian .902 save rate through 47 games.

Carey Price
G MTL
3 months ago

Price has been named the starter for Sunday's home game against the Devils.

EDGE Analysis

The Habs have a back-to-back set of games scheduled, with Antti Niemi reportedly getting the nod against his former Penguins team Saturday. Price will wait his turn to face a Devils club that ranks 11th on the power play (21 percent) but just 15th in overall scoring at 2.95 goals per game.

Carey Price
G MTL
3 months ago

Price will not participate in the IIHF World Championship slated for May 4-20 in Denmark, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Price has battled chronic fatigue, then later missed games with a lower-body injury and a concussion. That alone might be reason enough to opt out of the tournament, but he said he preferred to spend time with family.

Carey Price
G MTL
3 months ago

Price saved 26 of 28 shots during Monday's 4-2 win over the Red Wings.

EDGE Analysis

Not only did this win snap a seven-game losing streak, it was also Price's first victory since Feb. 4. Of course, he did miss 14 consecutive contests with a concussion during the slump. Still, between injuries and poor play, it's been a disastrous campaign for the veteran. Price's 16-24-6 record, .902 save percentage and 3.07 GAA are a far cry from the numbers fantasy owners were counting on when they made him a cornerstone of their rosters this fall.

Carey Price
G MTL
3 months ago

Price will be between the pipes for Monday's clash with Detroit, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Price's return from a 14-game absence has been anything but stellar, as he has given up 11 goals in two outings. To be fair, those clashes were with Pittsburgh and Washington, the top two clubs in the Metropolitan Division. If the netminder doesn't perform better against the offensively-inept Red Wings (2.49 goals per game), fantasy owners and fans alike will no doubt start asking questions about his overall health.

Carey Price
G MTL
3 months ago

Coach Claude Julien retains confidence in Price after the goalie allowed 11 goals in two starts since returning from a concussion, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Julien acknowledged the six goals Price allowed in Saturday's loss to the Capitals was not a good night, but the coach also mentioned the defense in front of the goalie giving up too many slot chances. There's some validity to that, but we also see what we see: Price's GAA is above 3.00 for the first time in his career and he's flirting with a sub-.900 save percentage. Whatever the root cause, if Price is healthy, the Canadiens will do themselves no favors if they ride the hot hand of Antti Niemi, who is not expected back with the team in 2018-19.