The Canadiens played four games in six days last week, winning the last three against Conference rivals Philadelphia and Boston. It was a week that saw the dismissal of Perry Pearn from the coaching staff, the end of a six game losing streak.
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Last night Carey Price logged his third shutout in his last seven games. Tonight Jaroslav Halak, who recorded three shutouts during his first first nine games, will have a chance to answer back in Detroit.
Those who are charting the progress of the two former teammates know that through the first month of the season, it was all Halak. Into the second month and it’s now all-Carey Price. It’s probably going to go back and forth like this all year. Consider it a fun exercise, comparing goaltenders who at this point in time are the most valuable player of their respective team.
Right now Price, who will start his 18th game tomorrow night against Nashville, is ahead of Halak in the league’s goaltender statistics.
The Canadiens traded one of their goaltenders today. The question will go up for the next year – “Did they trade the right one?”
Halak was “the man” during the playoffs. If the Canadiens had made it all the way, he probably would have won the Conn Smythe trophy. Price, who is two years younger than Halak and a world away in experience and maturity, has the greater potential. The gamble Pierre Gauthier takes is believing that potential will be realized.
The Canadiens have traded goaltender Jaroslav Halak to the St. Louis Blues in return for two young forwards, Lars Eller and Ian Schultz.
There’ll be a lot of these rumours before we reach the first of July. The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch, one of the NHL’s most active gossip mongers, writes in Thursday’s paper that Steve Yzerman, in his new role as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, is interested in one of the Canadiens goaltenders.
There have been a number of parodies on the NHL-produced “History Will Be Made” promotional series.
It didn’t take long to bring Jaroslav Halak into the mix.
Two quotes that will haunt the Washington Capitals through the Summer.
Alexander Ovechkin the day after the the Canadiens blew a 4-1 lead and lost 6-5 in overtime in game two of the Eastern Conference quarter final.
“I watched the replay when [Eric Fehr] scored the goal and [Halak’s] arm was shaking when he drink water. So he’s nervous. He knows the pressure on him, and it’s a good sign for us.”
You can judge for yourself on whether Halak was “shaking” or not in video below.
Jaroslav Halak stopped 37 of 38 shots and the Canadiens stayed alive in their Eastern Conference Quarter Final series against the Capitals after a 2-1 victory in Washington Friday night. The Canadiens scored goals on their third and fifth shots of the game and made them stand up through the final 53 minutes and 59