Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is featured as the cover story of the Jan. 26 issue of ESPN The Magazine, profiled by writer Lindsay Berra.
From the magazine’s news release:
Pressure is part of the package with playing for the Glorious Ones. The Canadiens – arguably one of most storied franchises in all of sports, are celebrating their centennial season, hosting the 57th NHL All-Star Game and have the fourth best record in the Eastern Conference – expectations for the Stanley Cup are at a high.
But it’s harder to stay calm and play in a town that regards a Stanley Cup as practically a civic right. Failure to deliver on the ultimate prize can leave scars – and bitter memories. That’s why Price’s quietness and composure may be his best assets and traits to help him survive the heat in Montreal’s crease.
Quotes from the article:
• Mike Komisarek, teammate on Price: “He’s always calm back there, and it spills
• Price’s father, Jerry: “Carey wants to be the difference. He wants to be the No.1 guy on the biggest stage there is.”
The magazine cover was shot recently at the Canadiens’ practice facility in Brossard.