Tuesday night against the Bruins, the goalie Carey Price allowed five goals on 11 shots in just over 21 minutes of play. A performance which prompted head coach Claude Julien to remove it from the game in favor of Keith Kinkaid.
November 27, 2019
Updated on November 28, 2019 at 10: 10am
An unshakable confidence to Price
The Canadian Press
Carey Price was in a sequence of 112 games without having been driven out of his net when he has finally experienced this out on Tuesday, after having allowed five goals on 11 shots in 21:10 game facing the Boston Bruins.
Price had not experienced this situation abhorrent since December 9, 2017, in the face of the Edmonton Oilers.
After a good start to the campaign, Price has seen its numbers swell in November, and particularly in the past few games. In 10 outings in October, Price has maintained an average of 2.59 with an efficiency rate of ,914. In 10 outings in November, Price shows a mean of 3.63 with an efficiency of ,886.
Price was not necessarily evil, appeared on the 11 goals that he has granted in the backs of 6-5 in the face of the New York Rangers, Saturday, and 8-1 in the face of the Bruins on Tuesday. But he has not made the necessary stops to close the valves.
However, it was out of the question to point to the man of $ 10.5 million of the finger at the Canadian.
“[Tuesday], the scoring chances were equal, ” said the head coach of the Canadian, Claude Julien. [The Bruins] have scored eight goals, we have scored a goal. But they have had more chances of high quality.
“The problem is not the result of a single person, it is a problem of team,” he said when he was questioned in detail about the work of Price. We collapsed [on Tuesday] as a team. This is not connected to a single player.”
Many supporters were unhappy with the performance of Price on Tuesday. There was some applause or ironic when he made a stop of routine, a short time before being chased out of his net.
“The people here hear for a long time that he is the best goalkeeper in the world. Maybe they are used to see know games bright every night, ” said defender Ben Chiarot. We are lucky to be able to count on him. It is the most important player of this team and it is great for us each evening. We will always be there for him.
“It is a terrible thing [when he was chased from his net]. It is a sign that we have not played well in front of him, he added. When he sees the puck, he stops it. When the chances that we give are fired on receiving or likely to the mouth of the net, regardless of whether it’s Carey Price or other custodian, it will not stop. You know that the team has not played a good game when Carey was kicked out of his net.”
Since his famous chill out at the end of a game preparatory difficult in September 2010, Price has used the supporters to display a calm, sometimes confusing, regardless of the circumstances. Even after the defeat of Tuesday, Price said that “life continues”.
“This is one of its greatest strengths. It is very quiet and it is in this way that a guardian must act, ” said forward Tomas Tatar. He is confident and calm all the time.”
This calm does not prevent Price from being one of the leaders of the team. The attacker Nate Thompson was also described as a “spine” of the team, Wednesday morning.
And while the team is experiencing difficult times, it is up to the leaders to contribute to its recovery.