Price allowed two goals on 32 shots in the Canadiens’ loss to the Jets on Saturday. Price has lost five of his last six starts while posting an ugly 3.18 GAA and .890 SV%. February hasn’t been kind to Price, who will be facing the Rangers for the second time this season. In the first meeting, Price allowed four goals on 33 shots in a 5-4 loss.
Price gave up four goals on 36 shots in the Canadiens’ loss in Boston on February 12th. During the bye week, the Canadiens fired their head coach and hired Claude Julien and he will turn to Price this afternoon. He has not faced the Jets, but has gone 17-6-3 with a 2.20 GAA and .927 SV% on home ice.
Price allowed four goals on 25 shots in the Canadiens’ win in Arizona on Thursday. It wasn’t Price’s strongest performance, but it was enough to snap a three-game losing streak. Price has gone 2-4-0 with a 3.03 GAA and .903 SV% in his last six starts and while he’s struggled recently, Price is 2-0-1 with a 1.96 GAA and .935 SV% in his first three starts vs. the Bruins.
Pacioretty (illness) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Pacioretty missed the Canadiens' morning skate because of an illness, but he is listed as a game-time decision. Brian Flynn was a placeholder for Pacioretty this morning, so expect their lines to be shuffled if Pacioretty cannot play tonight.
Montoya stopped all 32 shots that he faced in the Canadiens’ shutout win over the Oilers on February 5th. Montoya has been one of the better backups in the NHL this season and comes into play tonight with a 7-4-3 record, 2.52 GAA and .915 SV%.. Montoya has stopped all 73 shots that he’s faced on home-ice this season.
Price gave up four goals on 26 shots in the Canadiens’ loss in Colorado on Tuesday. He has lost three in a row while allowing a combined nine goals on 79 shots (.886 SV%). Price has been struggling recently, but he draws a strong matchup in Arizona—he allowed two goals on 29 shots in a 5-2 win in his first start vs. the Coyotes.