He has stopped 20 shots through two periods and is generally back in form.
He also stopped his own teammate's kick to the face, though he lost some teeth in the exchange. What do you do when someone kicks your teeth out with a hockey skate?
Why, you take them to the bench and hand them to the trainer, of course:
No sweat. NHL fans approve:
Carey Price takes a ninja kick to the face from his own teammate. Spits out his tooth and makes the save— Justin Wilkins (@JWilks84) May 4, 2013
Price's counterpart at the other end, Senators goalie Craig Anderson, also lost a tooth after a shot -- by a puck this time -- to the mask in Game 1. This ... this is hockey.
After a physical, but scoreless first period, the teams found the net in the second period. Montreal scored twice in the first 4:13 and are opening up a 3-1 lead going into the second intermission.
After dropping Game 1 at home, the Canadiens need this one. They have a two-goal cushion to get it done.