At just 30 years old, Carey Price has already established a new goaltending benchmark for the oldest and winningest franchise in the NHL.
The Habs netminder made his 557th appearance for the Blue, Red and White on Tuesday — vaulting him past legend Jacques Plante for the most games played among Canadiens goalies in club history.
The team honoured its netminder during an early stoppage of play with a scoreboard video tribute, followed by a roaring standing ovation from the Montreal faithful:
Perhaps the loudest & longest cheer at the Bell Centre this season.
— Douglas Gelevan (@DGelevan) April 3, 2018
The Anahim Lake native has posted a career .919 save percentage, 40 shutouts, and a regular season record of 286-200-61 entering Tuesday night’s action. Price had a career year in 2014-15 when he captured a plethora of awards including the Hart Trophy, Vezina, and Lester B. Pearson awards as the league’s MVP, top goaltender and most outstanding player as voted on by his peers.
— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) April 4, 2018
Averaging over 54 starts during his nine (healthy) NHL seasons and with his eight-year, $84-million contract extension kicking in next season, it’s fair to expect that Price will makes this an unbreakable mark when it’s all said and done.
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