Carey Price records 46th career NHL shutout

 

Carey Price (Lisa Gansky, Wikimedia Commons)

Montreal Canadiens goaltender and Canadian Olympic gold medalist Carey Price of Anahim Lake, British Columbia recorded his 46th National Hockey League career shutout on Monday. Price made 31 saves as the Canadiens defeated the Calgary Flames 2-0 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

Price made seven saves in the first period, nine saves in the second period and 15 saves in the third period. Montreal was outplayed in the final frame as they were outshot 15-5. Sam Bennett of Holland Landing, Ontario led the Flames with six shots on goal. Montreal outshot Calgary 37-31.

From a goal scoring perspective, Montreal got goals from Jordan Weal of North Vancouver, British Columbia and Ryan Poehling. Weal scored the game winning goal at 13:30 of the first period from Dale Weise of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Jeff Petry.

In 2019-20, Price has a record of 18 wins, 16 regulation losses and four losses in extra time. He has two shutouts, a goals against average of 2.87 and a save percentage of .907. Price’s other shutout this season came in a 4-0 Montreal win over the Minnesota Wild on October 17, 2019.

Price won the gold medal for Canada in men’s ice hockey at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. His major focus however is to help the Canadiens reach the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs. At 20 wins, 20 regulation losses and seven losses in extra time, they have 47 points, and are seven points back of the Philadelphia Flyers for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

 

 

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