Carey Price becomes Canadiens all-time wins leader
After making 20 saves for the Montreal Canadiens in their 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, Carey Price surpassed the legendary Jacques Plante to become the all-time winningest goalie in Habs franchise history.
Price didn’t think too much about his accomplishment following the game, he simply said that “it was a great time to share it with the fans” and will reflect on the achievement when the time is right. He was mainly pleased with the fact that his team escaped with a much-needed home win to keep pace in the battle for the final two Wild Card Spots in the Eastern Conference.
“It was definitely an important two points for us…Obviously we’re in a dog fight right now and every effort put out for the rest of the season’s going to be very important. So I feel like if we continue play the way we did tonight, we’ll be successful.” said Price
The 31-year old, who is currently playing in his 12th NHL season, has accumulated 315 wins, 2.47 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage in 613 career games with the franchise.
The 2005 fifth overall pick is also a seven-time NHL all-star, a 2014 Olympic gold medalist, and a recipient of the William M. Jennings Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award, Hart Memorial Trophy, and a Vezina Trophy in 2015.
He is the first season of an eight-year, $84-million contract extension.
Should Cale Makar’s goal have counted? A closer look at the controversial rule that allowed it to happen
In case you missed it, the Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers exploded for 14 goals in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final last night.
Colorado ended up winning the game 8-6 and taking a 1-0 series lead, but it didn’t happen without controversy.
One of the goals still being talked about was Cale Makar’s late first period goal that appeared to be an easy offside goal but was surprisingly not overturned after being reviewed by the head office in New York.
A lot of fans were left wondering why it was a good goal when another attacking player CLEARLY crossed the blue line before the puck. In most scenarios this would be the case, but according to rule 83.3, this was one of the exceptions. The video below explains it:
Do you agree with the call? If you do, do you think the league should make changes to this controversial rule? Will be interesting to see how this plays out.
Canadiens officially name Martin St. Louis the 32nd head coach in franchise history, sign him to three-year extension
The Montreal Canadiens believe in Martin St. Louis’ ability behind the bench, and are keeping him there for the foreseeable future.
The team has officially removed the interim tag from his role, and named him the 32nd head coach in franchise history. The two sides have agreed to a three-year contract extension that will run through the 2024/25 campaign
“We are happy to officially appoint Martin as head coach of the Montreal Canadiens,” said Montreal general manager Kent Hughes.
“Martin is a proven leader, a great communicator with a deep understanding of and passion for the game of hockey. His arrival brought a renewed energy to our group, and we look forward to him returning behind the bench to continue guiding our team for the foreseeable future.”
The 45-year old, who played in 1134 NHL games as a player from 1998-2015, took over as Habs’ bench boss after replacing Dominique Ducharme on February 9.
During his tenure last season, he led the last place Canadiens to a combined 14-19-4 record to finish off the 2021/22 campaign. Prior to that, the Canadiens were an abysmal 8-30-7.
WATCH: Lightning score in final seconds of regulation to take 2-0 series lead
The Tampa Bay Lightning are unstoppable.
Fresh off a come-from-behind series win in round 1, the Lightning have picked up right where they left off in the second round against the Florida Panthers.
They cruised to a 4-1 win in Game 1, and appeared to be headed to overtime as the clock was running down in Game 2, but Lightning forward Ross Colton had other plans!
After corralling a beautiful no-look pass from behind-the-net by Nikita Kucherov, Colton fired it past Sergei Bobrovsky with 3.8 seconds remaining in the third period to secure the win.
The Lightning will head back home to Amalie Arena with a 2-0 series lead.