Canadiens coach Guy Carbonneau made it clear that his No. 1 goaltender on Oct. 3 will be Cristobal Huet and despite the critics calling for Carey Price to take Huet’s job, the statistics tell a different story.
Although Thursday night’s win was Huet’s first of the preseason, Pat Hickey writes that Huet left little doubt that he’s the man going into the season. Of the three goalies still in camp, Huet has the lowest goals-against average and the best save percentage.
After the game, Huet said he felt ready for the season, but he will likely see more action in Ottawa on Saturday, though he might not play the entire game.
“We’ll probably play him for 30 or 40 minutes and then give the next goalie some work,” Carbonneau said without identifying the next goalie.