MONTREAL – NHL SPORTS – Carey Price is out. The brilliant Montreal Canadiens netminder is out for the series, and possibly for the rest of the season.
NHL.com is stating, “Price was injured at 3:15 of the second period in Game 1 when Rangers forward Chris Kreider lost his footing and crashed feet first into Price.
“Price was slow to get up and was clutching at his right knee while wincing in pain, but after talking with the Canadiens trainer he remained in the game. However, he was replaced by Budaj at the start of the third period.
“Price has a 2.35 goals-against average and .919 save percentage in the playoffs.
“Therrien said Sunday that Kreider did not make enough of an effort to get out of Price’s way, and his take on the play became a bit more severe Monday in light of the loss of his No. 1 goaltender.”