Carey Price: “Our effort was great tonight” (Video)

HIO Patch pic Nov 23 2013

(Photo: Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)

Max Pacioretty scored twice. Carey Price made 29 saves in another strong performance. And Tomas Plekanec’s line managed to frustrate Sidney Crosby, who leads the National Hockey League in points.

Plekanec scored in the third period and won 14 of 19 faceoffs against Crosby in the Canadiens 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

“We played a strong game as a team,” Plekanec said. “Obviously when you’re playing against the best player in the world you want to shut him down, make sure he’s not on the score sheet and that’s what we’ve done.

“Tomas was really good tonight,” said coach Michel Therrien, noting the Canadiens forward scored a big goal. But every aspect of his game is excellent, Therrien added.

“For him it’s always a challenge to go up against the best player in the National Hockey League. And he met the challenge with his line mates, whether it was Brian Gionta, at the start Daniel Brière and at the end we put Travis Moen (on the line). They did an excellent job.”

It’s the Canadiens’ third win in a row–and their second in two days after their 3-2 victory over the Capitals in Washington Friday night.

“Everybody played hard,” Price said.

“That’s not an easy two games back-to-back (against) two really, really good teams. Obviously, the travel last night was a little bit longer than normal. Our effort was great tonight.”

You can hear some of what Plekanec had to say after the game here:

And you can listen to Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban here:

You can listen to what Pacioretty had to say here:

You can listen to Price here:

(Video: Brenda Branswell)

10 Comments

  1. Cal says:

    3 games back and the Habs with the Emelinator in the line up go 3 and 0. He balances the D.
    Good on Patches, now that we’re in the good part of a streaky scorer’s season.
    Allowing 2 looks good on Price and the D corps, with Subban playing inspired shutdown hockey. And the media keeps repeating how he’s not going to Sochi. If he doesn’t, then the management of Team Canada is a sham.
    Pleks proving again how he’s the Habs #1 center. Great game for the turtlenecked one.
    Eller has looked a little off for a bit, so he’s not being productive right now, but the chances are still coming. He has to work his way out of it.
    4 unexpected points and another challenging week ahead.
    Sweet!

    • savethepuck says:

      I don’t pay attention to TBC or T (as in Toronto )SN when they are commenting on who will be in Sochi. It is only their opinions and they definitely have no input as to who the Canadian roster is. I feel they have an agenda to create controversy so people will tune in. I am confident that Yzerman and Co are paying attention to how he’s playing and know he deserves to be there.

      “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
      Carey Price

  2. savethepuck says:

    MaxP with 5 goals in 3 games this week. Not bad for a guy a lot of people were willing to trade for a bag of pucks the beginning of the week. Not sure what others did this week, but I’d be surprised if he’s not announced as one of the3 stars in the NHL for this week. He is starting to make me feel better about picking him 1st in my hockey pool ( only goals count and I picked 14th out of 28 people). The guy leading the pool was lucky to pick Alex Steen in the 7 the round and he has 17 goals. His career best year was 09-10 when he had 24 goals, the next year he had 20 followed by 15 in 11-12 and 7 in last year’s lockout. I am sure he will level off, players usually don’t peak at the age of 30.

    “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
    Carey Price

    • savethepuck says:

      Damn autocorrect on my Playbook and no edit function, I obviously meant 7th but put a space between the 7 and th.
      “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
      Carey Price

  3. RAM_TOUGH says:

    Carey Price is a class act! So smooth when interviewed.

    Guts-Glory-Ram

  4. FormalWare says:

    First!


    WWSD (What Would SubbieDoo?)


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