Saturday, May 3, 2008

Canadiens hope Price is right

Much to the joy of the Philadelphia Flyers, Carey Price will be returning to the net for the Montreal Canadiens for Game Five tonight. As they face elimination, Montreal coach Guy Carbonneau has chosen to play to 20 year old rookie, who has been extremely shaky against the Flyers, rather than Jaroslav Halak, who was in net for Game Four after Price was benched. The Canadiens are hoping that Price's confidence isn't destroyed by his terrible play and subsequent benching while the Flyers hope he keeps misplaying the puck and giving them extra scoring chances.

The Canadiens are in full-on desperation mode for tonight's game. Not only will they be putting a broken goaltender in net, they will also be shuffling their lines around, trying to find a combination that will work. With their backs against the wall, expect Montreal to come out with a bunch of fire and intensity and try to jump on the Flyers early. It will be up to the Flyers to hold their ground and try to counter-punch to calm down the rabid Montreal fans.

Hopefully the Flyers have learned from their first round series with the Capitals that you need to close out a team when you get the chance. With the Pittsburgh Penguins poised to knock off the Rangers tomorrow, the Flyers need to finish off the Canadiens so they can rest up for a potential Keystone state battle.

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