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    Tonight’s game with the Tampa Bay Lightning could be a big night for goaltender Carey Price as he could make Montreal Canadiens history.

    Price is just one win away from tying Jacques Plante and Ken Dryden for the most wins in a single season with 42.

    The Canadiens have five games after tonight’s match with the Lightning and Price should play in at least three of those games giving him plenty of chances to set the all-time mark.

    http://www.gohabsgo.com/en/2015/03/30/h ... rey-price/

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    Re: History awaits Price

    Wow. If I would have had to guess, I would have said a Habs goalie had racked up 50 wins in a season before. 42 seems low, not that it isn't actually a really high number, I just would have figured it would be higher with their history. I say he breaks it and sets the record at 45 wins.

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    • #3
      Re: History awaits Price

      Originally posted by Josh
      Wow. If I would have had to guess, I would have said a Habs goalie had racked up 50 wins in a season before. 42 seems low, not that it isn't actually a really high number, I just would have figured it would be higher with their history. I say he breaks it and sets the record at 45 wins.
      The highest in NHL history is Martin Brodeur with 48. Nobody has ever gotten 50.

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      • #4
        Re: History awaits Price

        Originally posted by Alfie11
        Originally posted by Josh
        Wow. If I would have had to guess, I would have said a Habs goalie had racked up 50 wins in a season before. 42 seems low, not that it isn't actually a really high number, I just would have figured it would be higher with their history. I say he breaks it and sets the record at 45 wins.
        The highest in NHL history is Martin Brodeur with 48. Nobody has ever gotten 50.
        That's crazy. I think we will see someone get to 50 in our lifetimes.

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        • #5
          Re: History awaits Price

          Yeah. A lot will have to go right, though. You'd think a guy like Price would be a shoe in to break that at some point, but it would be hard. With a lot of great teams (a team capable of getting 50 wins), they don't want to wear out their goalie by playing him 70 games in the regular season. And even if they do get 70 starts, you'd have to go 50-20 (or better). 20 losses in 70 starts is pretty tough, especially factoring in injuries, bad games and games when your team gets shutout/only gets a goal or something.

          I think the closest we've seen is Pekka Rinne this year. 50 wins would be Rinne this year if the Predators stayed playing great all season and Rinne didn't get hurt. So, literally nothing going wrong :lol:

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          • #6
            Re: History awaits Price

            Hmmmm, yeah you make some great points. And it goes to show how special the milestone really is of Price breaks/ties it.

            You were definitely joking when you said you'd still take Hammond over him, weren't you

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            • #7
              History has been made! Or rather matched. SoonTM
              Last edited by Kephryn; 04-06-2015, 11:10 PM.

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              • #8
                May history be made tonight. I'd really like to see Price get the record to then have Saturday's game vs Toronto off.

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                • #9
                  Who is Kephryn

                  At least I'm not the only Habs fan here

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dean Ambrose View Post
                    Who is Kephryn

                    At least I'm not the only Habs fan here
                    Kephryn (not his real name) is a good friend of mine IRL and also provides the hosting and server maintenance for the site :) He is indeed a Habs fan, and also plays and has some experience coaching minor hockey.

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                    • #11
                      NEW FRANCHISE RECORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                      • #12

                        Originally posted by Dean Ambrose
                        NEW FRANCHISE RECORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                        What a season Price has had!

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                        • #13
                          Awesome, Price fits in with Montreal's best. An amazing accomplishment considering their rich history

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                          • #14

                            Originally posted by Alfie11
                            Awesome, Price fits in with Montreal's best. An amazing accomplishment considering their rich history
                            That's why I was so surprised. He's so young to have already broken that record, especially with goalies like Dryden, Plante, and Roy in their history.

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                            • #15
                              Definitely going off topic here, but I find it interesting to look at Toronto's history versus Montreal's. There's definitely some factors, such as Quebec players only playing in Montreal for a while, but Montreal's history absolutely wrecks Toronto's. You look at some of the Habs' greats ... goaltenders, skaters. They're just so much better than Toronto's. The Leafs have had some great players who I really respect but it's pale in comparison.

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