MONTREAL — After much mystery, Carey Price has been revealed as the Montreal Canadiens’ starting goaltender for tonight’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Boston Bruins at Bell Centre.
Price led the team onto the ice for warm-ups. He was pulled after two periods of Game 2 Saturday night and there had been some question about whether he’d get a chance to redeem himself.
In front of Price, however, the Habs will have a different look. Alex Tanguay, who tied for fourth on the Habs in scoring during the regular season with 41 points, is not in tonight. Neither are veteran defenseman Mathieu Schneider or forward Sergei Kostitsyn. Forward Gregory Stewart and defenseman Ryan O’Byrne will make their series debuts, while center Tomas Plekanec and winger Matt D’Agostini are back in after playing in Game 1 and sitting for Game 2. Yannick Weber will be among the six defensemen and Francis Bouillon we already knew woul be back out.
Here are the Bruins’ lines — which are the same as this morning — from warm-ups:
Tim Thomas starts in goal for the Bruins.
UPDATE: Just one more thing. Pregame video montage would get even the biggest Habs hater pumped for this game. Montreal really knows game presentation.
UPDATE II: Tanguay and Schneider out with upper-body injuries.