When Carey Price first went out with an ankle injury a few weeks ago, the Montreal Canadiens went through some tough times while Jaroslav Halak was getting settled in as the temporary No. 1.
Now Price is back, but he’s not playing up to his All-Star form. In three games — all losses — since his return, Price has allowed 15 goals. The last two games were back-to-back road losses against the Florida-based teams, which aren’t usually up to the task of taking down the mighty Habs.
After losing to the Panthers last night, Price was hard on himself, and head coach Guy Carbonneau didn’t pull any punches either, as Pat Hickey reports in The Gazette.
MK: Again, you can’t emphasize enough how important it has been for the Boston Bruins to have two goaltenders to complement each other and make sure there’s no drop-off in the play between the pipes. While that might be tested while Manny Fernandez is out, the inconsistency the Habs have had to deal with is just maddening and the type of problem that can drag a team down.