Canadiens goaltender makes history by clipping Red Wings
MONTREAL (AP) — With a portrait of Jacques Plante hanging just a few feet away, Carey Price passed around the credit for his latest accomplishment.
Price made 20 saves Tuesday night and became the winningest goaltender in the storied history of the Montreal Canadiens, who held off the Detroit Red Wings for a 3-1 victory.
It was win No. 315 for Price, snapping a tie with Plante atop the team leaderboard. Plante spent parts of 11 seasons with Montreal during his Hall of Fame career, winning five consecutive Stanley Cups from 1956-60.
“I’m very proud obviously, first and foremost, to be standing here today with this puck in my hand,” said Price, who earned his 29th win of the season. “I’m definitely thankful for all the help I’ve gotten along the way. There’s been ups and downs throughout this whole process, and I’ve played with a lot of great guys and have played on some excellent teams.”
Price, who was selected fifth overall by Montreal in the 2005 entry draft, improved to 315-221-67 in 12 seasons with the Canadiens.
Max Domi had two goals and Brett Kulak also scored as the Canadiens (37-26-7) stopped a two-game slide. Tomas Tatar, who played for the Red Wings from 2010 to 2018, had two assists against his former team.
Andreas Athanasiou scored in the third period for Detroit (24-36-10), which has won just once in its past 12 games. Jonathan Bernier stopped 33 shots.