The Boston Bruins have fond memories of Montreal goaltender Carey Price, a rookie at the time, fighting the puck through the better part of last spring’s Stanley Cup playoffs first-round series. They’d love to see more of that this season in their match-up with the Habs that starts Thursday night.
“I think the one thing I’ve learned is not to put too much pressure on myself,” Price was quoted today in Pat Hickey’s piece for the Montreal Gazette. “It’s been a long year. Eighty-two games is a long time, but once the weather starts getting nice outside, things have started to come together for our team and we’re anxious to get going.”
MK: Hickey points out that Price lost more games than he won this season. That sounds like a massive regression to me. I wonder if Bob Gainey will have a quicker hook and turn to Jaroslav Halak faster than Guy Carbonneau did last year if Price struggles. I wonder if we’ll actually find out about Gainey’s hook.
Dave Stubbs of The Gazette writes that Mike Komisarek, also knows as Public Enemy No. 1, has to play with “controlled recklessness.” Also in The Gazette, Anne Sutherland writes that Habs fans might have lost some of their zeal for Canadiens gear.