The New York goalie survived a shaky first period to make 31 saves in the Rangers' 2-0 victory Wednesday night in their playoff opener.
The Bruins won despite having zero shots in the second period, the Blues won with only three shots in the third period and the Penguins won with only three shots in the first period. It's fair to say things have not exactly turned out the way GM Marc Bergevin envisioned in Montreal, but all of that can be made right by Price giving the Canadiens the otherworldly goaltending they've received in the past from the likes of Ken Dryden and Patrick Roy.
It all started on Wednesday night with a spectacular opening montage on CBC celebrating the return of five Canadian teams into the playoffs, something that was sorely lacking last season. "Some guys are doing it physically, and some guys are winning 50-50 battles, and some guys are blocking key shots".
But 98 hits in a 60-minute contest? But instead of playing to their strengths, the very strengths that allowed them to accumulate 103 points this season, the Rangers made a decision to play down to the Canadiens.
"We didn't put out there that Hank [Lundqvist] is going to have a hard time here", said NY coach Alain Vigneault.
The action continued with plenty of chances, but no one could get the puck into the net. "He's been driving the bus all year for us, and we're just following behind him", said Oilers forward Drake Caggiula.
Blackhawks: Center Artem Anisimov practiced for the first time since a March 14 foot injury and will play Thursday in Game 1 against the Predators.
It took 57 games in the minors before Glass was recalled by the Rangers on March 5.
With just under five minutes to play in a second period that saw the Rangers assert themselves in front of Carey Price, and with NY forward J.T. Miller serving a penalty for delay of game, Lundqvist stared down Montreal's best chances.
The heavy wrist shot came and Lundqvist kicked it aside with a lightning-quick reaction.
The Rangers will need to play the exact same way come Friday, although it's imperative they don't lose their composure if, or when, Lundqvist concedes a goal.
"It was a great save", said Weber. Throw pucks at the net, screen him, frustrate him, do what they must to get him out of his comfort zone. When I start deviating from my game is when I get in trouble. "I think it would've had to have found a squeaky hole to get in".
This season, Price has a save percentage of.923, while Lundqvist's save percentage is.910. "It was a pretty good shot". "I had butterflies for two days". "Didn't really think at the time it was going to be the difference". "They're waiting for something good to happen and get the momentum going on their side".
He led, the Rangers followed. Briere had a goal and an assist in the Canadiens' 3-1 win in Game 7.
"We had some looks but in the end it was more about finish", said head coach Claude Julien. The Rangers were also the best road team in the National Hockey League this season. So can the Rangers feed off the crowd in Game 2?
"We could do a little bit of a better job around the net bearing down and trying to bury those second and third chances", said Pacioretty.
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When bodog.ca released its pre-playoff team-by-team odds to win the Stanley Cup Monday, there were a few head scratchers involved, to be sure. "You need some players to step up - and I'm not saying you're going to take some abuse, but you probably are - to make a play out of nothing".
You have to figure the Canadiens have it in them, especially after proving their resilience all season long.
Montgomery is getting the first chance to show what he can do as the fifth starter and he'll have to pitch well to keep the job. And that something is taking the ball to make his first major league start tomorrow at Yankee Stadium .
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