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Carey Price has registered a 314th victory to his 611th output with the Habs.
Carey Price joins Jacques Plante in the first rank of the history of the Canadian with a 314th victory in the uniform of the montreal thanks to a 3-1 victory in the face of the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.
To achieve this, Price made 26 stops, including a few hijinks.
He was particularly frustrated Anze Kopitar from point-blank range in the second period and then in the last minute of the game, in addition to stop Jeff Carter and Brendan Leipsic on a breakaway on each side of the second intermission. Price has also stretched the mitten to retrieve a puck that was sliding toward the goal line after hitting the skate of the defender Jordie Benn in the second period.
Price has registered a 314th victory to his 611th output with the Habs. It has a folder in his career 314-220-67. For his part, Plant has presented a card of 314-133-107 in 556 meetings during his 11 seasons with the Canadian.
Plant, which has won six times, the Stanley cup, then wore the colors of the New York Rangers, the Blues of St. Louis, Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins. He ended his career in the NHL with 437 victories to his record.
“I have always said, he deserves it,” said coach Claude Julien on the subject of Price. There have been seasons where the team relied a lot on him. He deserves what happens to him. Tonight again, he was solid. Even if we have been strong during the first two periods, (the Kings) have pushed in the third and he made some big stops. “
Price occupies the 29th rank in the history of the NHL. Miikka Kiprusoff holds the rank in front of hers with 319 victories. Martin Brodeur holds the NHL record with 691 wins, while Patrick Roy is found in the second rank with 551 wins.
Brendan Gallagher, Jordan Weal and Shea Weber have hit the target for the Canadian (36-24-7), which recovered the second pass giving access to the playoffs in the Association. Weber has also amassed a help and Victor Mete, two.
The Blue Jackets of Columbus were ahead of the Canadian for a few hours following their win in the shootout 2-1 to the New Jersey Devils. The Tricolour has, however, taken an advantage of two points on the Blue Jackets, who have one match more to play by the end of the campaign.
“We want to manage our situation without having to rely on others, said Julien. We played a good game tonight, we skated and we were competitive. We have taken good decisions, and it is a good victory for us. “
Jonathan Quick stopped 21 shots, while Matt Luff has been the only player the Kings (24-34-8) to thwart Price, in the third period. The Kings had put an end to a streak of 10 consecutive losses (0-6-4) Saturday, beating the Chicago black hawks 6-3.
Gallagher opened the scoring after 3:11 of play, by deflecting a shot from Mete. It was for Gallagher to a 30th goal this season.
Weal, who had been inserted in the formation of Habs in place of Jesperi Kotkaniemi, has enjoyed a reversal of the Dion Phaneuf in front of the net of the Kings to dig out after 10:07 of the game in the second period. Weal was acquired from the Coyotes in Arizona on 25 February, in return, Michael Chaput, and he played his first game with his new team.
Weber has dealt a hard blow to the Kings by scoring on a long shot on reception after 41 seconds of play in the third period.
The Luff has a private Price of a shutout when it took up a lot of space in the enclave to take a precise shot with 8:57 to play.
Kotkaniemi was left alone for the first time this season, while Julien has mentioned that he wanted to give him a little rest.
The Habs will face the Sharks in San Jose on Thursday, and the Ducks in Anaheim on Friday.