Carey Price has only really had two bad games this season and they've all come in the last week. He is still the number 1 goalie of the team and still has superstar potential. Do not forget that so quickly.
Halak is a professional. He played well last night, and he doesn't need others to tell him so. Same goes for when he played sub-par prior to last night. To think that him finding out he's not playing tonight after a hard-fought game last night is going to 'kill his confidence' doesn't give him near enough credit. He doesn't need a start tonight to feel good about playing well against Philly. You make it seem like Halak has the emotional makeup of a young teen.
I would have liked to see Halak again, although im sure the only reason Price is playing is because the games were so close. Halak deserves to play, especially since he played well. This kid deserves to see some time for many reasons. If Price continues to struggle, I think Halak will see more games then he expected to.