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Canadiens goalie Carey Price will miss the rest of the Eastern Conference Finals

Carey Price has .919 save percentage in this year's playoffs. (Francois Lacasse/NHL/Getty Images) Carey Price has a .919 save percentage in this year's playoffs. (Francois Lacasse/NHL/Getty Images)

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price will miss the rest of the Eastern Conference finals after being injured during a collision with New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider in Game 1, according to Darren Dreger of TSN.

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien was upset with Kreider when announcing the Price injury, saying he felt it could have been avoided.

"He's our best player. Looking at incident it's a reckless play. Not first time Kreider goes at goalies."

Price was clearly in pain on the ice after the incident, and was pulled after the second period. He'd given up four goals, two of which came following the collision.

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Therrien told reporters he has decided on a starting goalie for Game 2 but will not be making the announcement publicly at this point. Peter Budaj played the third period of Saturday's game, but allowed three goals in a 7-2 loss.

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