Carey Price of Vancouver, British Columbia recorded his first shutout of the 2019-20 National Hockey League regular season on Thursday and his 45th shutout of his NHL career as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-0 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. Price was not terribly busy as he only had to make 17 saves.
Price made six saves in the first period, six saves in the second period and five saves in the third period. The Canadiens out shot the Wild 33-17. The top Wild shot producer was Kevin Fiala, who only had three shots on net.
Offensively, the Canadiens got goals from three Canadians. They were Brendan Gallagher of Edmonton, Alberta, Victor Mete of Woodbridge, Ontario and Nick Suzuki of London, Ontario. Mete scored the game winning goal at 14:37 of the first period which put Montreal up 1-0 at the time. The other Canadiens goal scorer was Joel Armia.
So far in 2019-20, Price has played six games and has a record of three wins, two regulation losses and one loss in extra time. He has a goals against average of 2.79 and a save percentage of .906.
Price’s other wins this season have come in a 6-5 Canadiens win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 5 and in a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on October 12. The Canadiens record overall is 3-2-2 and are in fifth place in the Atlantic Division.