Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price showed why he is affectionately known as Mr. Saturday Night.
Price made 23 saves at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on Saturday night in what was a 5-2 win against the Canucks, giving him 350 career wins.
His best save came halfway through the second when he showcased his athleticism by sliding across the crease and robbing Canucks forward Jake Virtanen for one of his many highlight-reel type saves. Price, who was drafted fifth overall by Montreal in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft made his NHL debut two years later when in October 2007, he made 26 saves in earning his first NHL career win which came in a 3-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
“It hasn’t really hit me yet,” Price said after that first win. “It’s pretty exciting.”
Heading into the season Price was the 23rd winningest NHL goalie of all time five behind former Canadiens goalie and Hockey Hall of Famer Rogie Vachon. For 21 on the all-time list.
This abbreviated 56 game season has seen the Ulkatcho First Nations veteran goaltender get off to a respectable 2-0-0-2 record with a 3.14 G.A.A.