Recently, the backbone of the Montreal Canadiens Card has been Carey Price. His peace of mind goes out of the net, and the team ahead of him plays it much better.
The price for Carolina was the reason that it was just one target deficit when the offense woke up late in the second period. Rescuing a sliding pallet, or a completely angry glove stopped, the price was set so that his teammates would not stand on Thursday night.
Each time the hurricane returned to the game, the Price Team returned to the bottom and restored more comfortable management.
When Andrei Svechnikov won 23 seconds in the third period, Brendan Gallagher drove through the Hurricanes net and finished with a smooth little pair Petr Mrazek. There was also no Canadian because Arturo Lehconne broke his best of Bobby Orr's impression in order to give Montreal a two-goal pillow in less than five minutes in the final round.
Jaccobs Slavin scored about nine minutes left on the spot due to missed cover, and so the Canadiens offensive went back to ice and Shea Weber beat Andrew Shaw in the fifth Canadiens goal. Even late, Sebastian Aho's goal had met Jeff Petry's thread in curving a blank net at almost 200 feet to secure win Montreal.
Each Carolinas gun received Montreal's immediate counter-muzzle; a big difference from this team last year.
His stats will not look great, maybe not even good, but anyone who sat down to watch the game knows that the price game is that the Canadians held up to the final whistle. He did several 10-call rescue, and even with four goals in the score table, he kept it from the potential rout before the offense could click on the gear.
The price does not cost you to pay after Svechnikova forcing him on his network, so he and his team members made sure they reach the Hurricanes where it counts: in the score table.