Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, who was benched in Game 4 due to not stopping the puck from going in the goal nearly enough, will be back for Game 5 on Saturday night.
“He deserves a second shot,” Canadiens coach Guy Carbonneau told the Canadian Press. “I think in the last few days he had time to calm down and refocus and get ready for another long stretch.”
In other words, “Jaroslav Halak didn’t exactly do it for me in Game 4.”
“It was a tough time, you always want to play, but you have to respect the coaches’ decision,” Price said. “I’m just looking forward to getting back in there. Hopefully, we can pull off a winning streak.”
The Canadiens are down 3-1 to the Flyers and facing elimination. They are the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference.