Yes, I am sure Price is so mentally and physically drained from that game last night that there's no way he could go again tonight.
It's Price's favourite night of the year .. why make him work?
In all honesty, I expected him to get the start tonight. Good on Martin though for starting Halak - it shows a reward for helping post an incredible road record.
The real trouble/question somes if Halak gets a victory tonight, then who gets the net the next game? Is Halak just starting tonight because of the back-to-back, even though last time it happened, Price played in both? Or was Price just subbing in for Halak to give him a break because Halak has been given the reigns for a short period? Ahh Montreal and our goalie controversary that will never change. lol
Anyway, any word on the forwards yet? Patches back in or staying on the bench?
Normally I would whine about Halak getting the start but it doesn't bother me since Price had an excellent game last night and was a big reason why it went into OT. And I'm sure this doesn't bother him either since he has the satisfaction of knowing he did a job well done.
I agree, but the margin is very slim. Price has played very well in the past few weeks, no question. Somehow the team, all season, has been able to pick up wins with Halak in net over Price - it's just the way it's went and no completely reflective of goalie performances.
But like the say, the numbers don't lie. With Halak in net, we've picked up 20 of 32 possible points (.625 points%), which is on a season pace of over 100-points.
They've tried twice to give Price both back to back games, and he lost them both. He did get bad goal support from team and wasn't entirely to blame for losses, but he looked tired and was letting in a few softies.