Carey Price Injured for 2014 NHL Playoffs

Star goaltender Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens is out for the rest of the 2014 Eastern Conference final. Backup goaltenders Peter Budaj and Dustin Tokarski were on the ice at the Habs practice in the morning. “We’ve lost our best player,” said coach Therrien.

Price was injured in the second period of Game 1, with Montreal trailing 2-0. New York's Chris Kreider broke loose, and on the breakaway he was hit in the shins by the stick of a diving Alexei Emelin. Kreider slid into Price and Price’s right knee and ankle buckled. Price was slow to get up and played the rest of the period, allowing two more goals. He was benched for the start of the third period.

“Looking at the incident, it’s a reckless play,” said Therrien. “That’s the truth. And Kreider, this is not the first time that he is going at goalies. We end up losing our best player, but our group has faced a lot of adversity through the course of the season, and we responded, and we had the attitude to respond really well. And that’s what I’m expecting, starting tonight.”

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