How to beat Canadiens goalie Carey Price: a scout's take
Listening to scouts rave about the play of Carey Price you’d think the Montreal goaltender was a six-by-four-foot slab of brick and mortar.
“I've broken down video of every goal against him,” said one. “You can't build a report on him because there is no pattern of weakness in Carey's game.”
That reverence is understandable. The Canadiens star led the NHL in wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts and is the favorite to capture the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player. He's also seen as the one man who could singlehandedly carry his team to the Stanley Cup this spring.
Yet in spite of that aura, he's hardly invincible. Price was lit up for at least four goals on 11 occasions this season, or about once every six starts.
Want to be the team that makes it an even dozen? Here's how one scout says it can be done.