Has Chris Kreider been arrested in Montreal yet?
Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price is out for the remainder of the Eastern Conference finals against the New York Rangers, coach Michel Therrien announced Monday. The lower body injury comes two days after Montreal's 7-2 loss in Game 1, a game in which New York's Kreider collided with the Habs netminder. Price was pulled after two periods, allowing four goals on only 20 Rangers shots.
Peter Budaj will likely get the start in net for the Canadiens in Monday's Game 2.
"I'm really disappointed," Therrien said. "Obviously he's our best player. Looking at the incident, it's a reckless play. That's the truth."
Hmm. It's also the truth that Alexei Emelin's stick knocked Kreider off balance, but hey, respect and all, Montreal.
Decide for yourself.
Krieder also had a similar incident against Craig Anderson last year.
Of course, Kreider was born in Boxford, and played hockey at Phillips Academy and Boston College before being drafted by the Rangers in 2009. Somehow, Canadiens fans still have reason to blame Boston for something.
Kreider should receive an interesting welcome when the teams face off Monday night at the Bell Center.