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Habs Eyes On The Prize May 14, 2015

Thursday Habs Links: The Canadiens need to be better around Carey Price

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including Montreal's need for offence, fixing lingering powerplay issues and Tampa Bay's youth movement. Montreal Canadiens The Canadiens were predicted to go as far as Carey Price could carry them. Yet, if they hope to be true contenders they will need to be more than just a team which relies heavily on their star goaltender. PK Subban echoed these sentiments. [NHL] "As a team we've got to understand that Carey's the best goalie in the world but he's also human, things are going to happen out of his control sometimes and we've got to...

Subban: Canadiens must be better in front of Price next season

TAMPA — He is regarded as the best goaltender on the planet, so Carey Price figured he has to play like it. So after the Montreal Canadiens were eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night, Price put himself in the crosshairs. “I didn’t play well enough,” Price said. “I think that’s more or […]
The Ledger May 7, 2015

Montreal 6, Tampa Bay 2: Price, Canadiens beat Lightning, avoid elimination

Carey Price stopped 22 shots, Max Pacioretty had a short-handed goal and two assists, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lighting 6-2 on Thursday night to stay alive in their second-round playoff series.

Wednesday Habs Links: Carey Price a finalist for the Ted Lindsay Trophy

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including why the Habs should be better in front of Price, more on Prust's outburst and why Gary Bettman has been ordered to testify. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Carey Price has come a long way. It is no easy task to go from former whipping boy to league MVP, and yet Price has defied all odds to both survive and thrive in a hockey market like Montreal. He has carried his team all season and now it's time for his team to return the favour according to Ken Dryden. [The Wall Street Journal] The players have spoken. Price was named as a...
Defending Big D May 5, 2015

Jamie Benn Named Finalist for Ted Lindsay Award With Carey Price, Alex Ovechkin

The Stars captain is one of the top three vote getters for the most outstanding player in the NHL as voted on by his peers. Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn has been named one of three finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award, which is awarded to the most outstanding player award as voted on by the NHLPA membership. Elliotte Friedman was among the first with the news: Ted Lindsay Award Finalists (voted by the players): Benn, Ovechkin, Price. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 5, 2015 A Stars player has never won the award, which has gone to Sidney Crosby each of the pas two seasons....

Saturday Habs Links: Hart nomination a surprise for Price

Here are your daily links, including Carey Prices' reaction to his Hart nomination, Max Pacioretty's opinion on playoff hockey, Alex Galchenyuk removal from the powerplay, and more. Montreal Canadiens CTVs Brian Wilde on about Montreal's chances against Tampa. He comes down in favour of Montreal. [TSN 690] Professional scouts on Carey Price's weaknesses: they agree there is none. Reminds me of Pacioretty's advice to Team USA for the Olympics. [Sports Illustrated] He’s playing at a level of technical excellence and consistency right now that ... I mean, there are no loopholes so...
Liveblog: Semifinal Game 1 – Tampa Bay at Canadiens

Liveblog: Semifinal Game 1 – Tampa Bay at Canadiens

Questions that confront your Montreal Canadiens as their Eastern Conference semifinal series against Tampa Bay begins: • Will Carey Price be a better goaltender than Ben Bishop? • Coming off his series against fellow Norris trophy finalist Erik Karlsson, will P.K. Subban […]
Habs’ Price a finalist for Hart Trophy along with Ovechkin, Tavares

Habs’ Price a finalist for Hart Trophy along with Ovechkin, Tavares

There’s no doubt that Carey Price was the most valuable player on the Canadiens this season, and now he has a chance to be named the National Hockey League’s MVP. The NHL announced Wednesday night that Price is one of three […]
Habs Eyes On The Prize Apr 29, 2015

Carey Price is a finalist for the Hart Trophy

It should come as no surprise, but Montreal's superstar is in the running for the league MVP award. The league announced the finalists for the Hart Trophy this evening, and as expected Carey Price was among the three players named. Price finished the year with ridiculous stats: 65 starts, 44 wins, 9 shutouts, 1.96 goal against average, and a .933 save percentage. More importantly, he produced a sparkling 36.70 goals saved above league average. There's no doubt about it, he's the reason the Habs finished first in the division, and second in the NHL with 110 points. Price is basically...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Apr 28, 2015

Tuesday Habs Links: Carey Price is the best insurance policy in the NHL

Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs and the rest of the hockey world, including P.K. Subban's quest for a second Norris Trophy, and Carey Price continuing to break team records. Montreal Canadiens Links Despite all the talk being about the blown call in game six, a 3-0 series lead with Carey Price guarding your net is as safe as it gets. [Metro] P.K. Subban has been voted a finalist for the Norris Trophy. The 25-year-old star defenseman will go up against Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators and Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings in his quest for a second award in just...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Apr 27, 2015

Canadiens vs Senators game six recap: In a fitting final game, Price saves the day

Down 3-0 in the series, the Senators had to hope that Carey Price wouldn't steal any games, and last night that's exactly what he did. On most nights during the regular season, a typical phrase you'd hear was, "All Price needs is one goal."  During game six of the first round, the common saying came to life once again, as the Ottawa Senators threw everything but the kitchen sink at Montreal's MVP, but to no avail. The lone goal of the game came via some fantastic hand-eye coordination by Brendan Gallagher, who was finally rewarded for his solid play throughout the series. He managed to...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Apr 27, 2015

Monday Habs Links: Carey Price leads Canadiens to second round

Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs and the rest of the hockey world, including Carey Price's incredible series-winning performance, Sidney Crosby joining Team Canada at the World Championships and a filthy goal by Connor McDavid. Montreal Canadiens Carey Price made 43 saves and stole the game for a 1-0 series clinching victory in Game 6 against the Ottawa Senators. The TSN panel breaks down Price's incredible performance. There's really no other way to put it: MVP! [TSN] It was an intense series, and Brendan Gallagher was a thorn in the Senators side for all six games....

Ottawa Senators left to wonder 'what if' after goal disallowed in series-deciding loss

The best goaltender in the world ended the Ottawa Senators' remarkable season Sunday. Unfortunately for the Senators and the NHL, the end of the line and the 43-save Game 6 shutout by Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will always be marred by a what if question: What if referee Chris Lee had not blown his whistle so quick in the second period?
Habs Eyes On The Prize Apr 26, 2015

Sunday Habs Links: Dale Weise explains the bright side to the struggling offense

Here are your daily links, including a frustrated Carey Price, Michel Therrien on Lars Eller's lack of ice time, Dale Weise saying what we're all thinking, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Pressure shifting to the Canadiens after two losses: we need to do better for the sake of Carey Price's sanity. [NHL] As Subban continued speaking, goaltender Carey Price was talking to the media in another corner of the Canadiens dressing room. Shortly after Price finished speaking, he retreated to the back area of the room. Just then, someone screamed an expletive so loudly it made ...

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