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Carey Price out for series against Rangers

Carey-Price-collisionThe Montreal Canadiens were dealt a devastating blow on Monday as goaltender Carey Price has been ruled out for the remainder of the Eastern Conference Finals against the New York Rangers. Canadiens coach Michel Therrien broke the news to reporters.

“We’ve lost our best player, but we’ve faced adversity this year already,” Therrien said.

Price appeared to injure his lower body during Saturday’s 7-2 Game 1 loss against the Rangers when Chris Kreider collided with him. He was pulled after allowing four goals on 20 shots in two periods. Therrien admitted the team is upset about the play.

“I’m really disappointed,” he added. “Obviously he’s our best player. Looking at the incident, it’s a reckless play. That’s the truth.”

Therrien did not say who would start for the Canadiens in Game 2, with his options being Peter Budaj and Dustin Tokarski. Budaj gave up three goals on five shots after taking over for Price in Game 1.

Obviously, this could be the worst thing to happen to Montreal. Price was dominant against the Boston Bruins last round and has been lights out for most of the postseason. You could argue that he was the best player on the ice for the Canadiens.

Carey Price Tebows During Skills Competition, Lets John Tavares Score (Video)

Tim Tebow may be done playing until next season, but Tebowing is still going strong. Carey Price gave up a free goal during the All-Star breakaway challenge on Saturday night, all in the name of the Tebow.  Islanders forward John Tavares gave the crowd a treat with a fancy goal during the event, and as you can see Price had no intention of standing in the way.  He saw it as an opportunity to get his Tebow on, and that’s exactly what he did.

Tebowing has hardly slowed down since the Broncos suffered an embarrassing loss to the Patriots in the second round of the playoffs. In the month of January alone, we have seen Tebowing from the Mayor of Pittsburgh, the CBS NFL crew, and — who could forget — a collection of Playboy Playmates.  We were also introduced to Tebowing pretzels earlier this month.  Carey Price was just trying to fit in.

H/T to NESN for the video

Tim Thomas Carey Price Goalie Fight Video is More or Less the Standard

Goalie fight!  It wasn’t exactly Rick DiPietro getting knocked out by Brent Johnson with one punch, but the fight between Tim Thomas and Carey Price wasn’t half bad.  Hey, a goalie fight is a goalie fight.  We all know they’re rare, so two in a one-week span is a special treat no matter how you look at it.  When a melee broke out between the rival Bruins and Canadiens on Wednesday night, the goalkeepers decided to give the fans a show.  Check out the Tim Thomas vs. Carey Price goalie fight video:

Obviously no big punches were landed and it should be noted that both Price and Thomas were seen smiling afterword, but we’ll take them any way they come.  Bravo, fellas.