Price followed up his debut on Friday with a 28-save performance in a 2-0 blanking by the Minnesota Wild at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night. The Habs have failed to score in six periods with Price between the pipes this season.
Earlier in the day, it was announced Joel Armia would return home to address a family matter and miss the rest of the season. Jake Evans also missed the game due to illness. That meant Laurent Dauphin and Mathieu Perreault, both glued to the press box at this late juncture of the season, would get rare starts.
At the beginning of the second period, it was announced Paul Byron had a lower-body injury and wouldn’t return.
Some alumni updates as well. Yvon Cournoyer was in the house to celebrate his bobblehead night: