The only argument against Carey Price’s candidacy for the 2015 Hart Trophy for the NHL’s most valuable player is an outdated bias against goaltenders winning the award because they have their own award, the Vezina Trophy. In the 90 year history of the award it has gone to only six netminders.
Ben Smith scored just hours after being acquired by San Jose in a deadline deal and the Sharks shut out Montreal for the third straight meeting in a 4-0 win over the Canadiens on Monday night.
The Canadiens set themselves up for what they hope will be a lengthy playoff run with the trade deadline acquisition of defenseman Jeff petry from the Edmonton Oilers and forwards Torrey Mitchell and Brian Flynn.
The Canadiens open up their annual California road trip in San Jose Monday night. The Habs have not won a game in San Jose in over 15 years. Carey Price will be in goal for the Canadiens against Antti Niemi.
The Canadiens and Carey Price shut out the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 Saturday night at the Bell Centre. David Desharnais scored twice to lead the game scoring. The win moved the Canadiens to within two points of the Nashville Predators in the President’s Trophy race.
The Canadiens record against teams with no hope of making the playoffs has not been good in recent months. The face another one Saturday nioght in the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens have won both games against Toronto, both by one goal and in the most recent meeting at the Bell Centre. in a shootout.
P.K. Subban recorded a goal and two assists, Max Pacioretty scored his 30th goal of the season and Carey Price won his 10th consecutive road game as the Canadiens defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 Thursday night.
The Canadiens will go for a three game season sweep and Carey Price will try for his tenth consecutive road victory when the Canadiens play the Blue Jackets in Columbus Thursday night. Newly acquired right winger Devante Smith-Pelly will make his Canadiens debut in the game.
Alex Galchenyuk had two goals and an assist, Brendan Gallagher scored twice and Carey Price set a Canadiens record for most consecutive road wings as the Canadiens defeated the Blues 5-2 Tuesday night in St. Louis. With the win, the Canadiens held on to their hold of first place in the NHL’s Eastern Conference.
Six days before the next Monday’s trade deadline, Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin made his first move. He has traded rookie forward Jiri Sekac to the Anaheim Ducks in return for 22 year old left wing Devante Smith-Pelly.