When the pressure’s on and the game is on the line, who do you want between the pipes?
Enjoying a bounce-back season, the 31-year-old clearly has the respect of his peers, as 28% of the 198 NHL players polled chose Price when posed the question: “Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final — who do you want starting in goal?”
Price came in well ahead of Marc-Andre Fleury (16%), Andrei Vasilevskiy (15%), Jonathan Quick (7%), and Braden Holtby (6%).
The longtime Canadiens goaltender has appeared in 50 games this season (third-most in the NHL), compiling an impressive 26-18-5 record, with a 2.52 goals against average and .917 save percentage, which has helped his team surpass expectations.
The Canadiens are holding down a playoff spot, something that wouldn’t be possible without outstanding goaltending from Price.