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Carey Price, is sheer awesomeness right now. He stops a ton of pucks. He’s leading the Canadiens in what’s turned into a Hart Trophy type season. And he made a young fan’s day.
Check out Price posing with the fan for a selfie taken by said fan near the Montreal bench in its 3-1 win over the Islanders.
It’s funny because Price needs to almost do a double-take to realize what’s happening with the fan. And once he does, pose, smile, blue steel.
Also, Price stopped 35 of 36 shots on goal in an epic potential Hart match up with New York Islanders sniper John Tavares. If fan likability was also part of the award recognition, Price would have made an even bigger case for himself. Still, his 1.91 goals against average and .936 save percentage speak for themselves. The Canadiens are tied for the NHL lead with 93 points.
From the AP:
“This was a confidence builder for sure. A tough building to win in,” Price said.
He heard chants of “Car-ey, Car-ey” from a large throng of Canadiens fans after a save during a late power play, but lost his shutout bid moments later
when Josh Bailey scored with 2:18 left.
“Carey Price was Carey Price,” Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said. “He’s a dominant player and a special player.”
Jaromir Jagr still rules the fan selife photobomb category. Phil Kessel? He clearly didn't want any part of this photo. Price's gesture is slightly below Jagr's, but still excellent.
Now we wait for said selfie to show up somewhere on social media. Because that's always the best part of 'fan with player' selfie images.
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