Just catching up:
The Montreal Canadiens are saying that No. 1 goalie Carey Price is out for the remainder of the series after that collision with Chris Kreider in Game 1 Saturday. Price appeared to have suffered a knee injury when Kreider, who looked to have been tripped, slid into him.
There is speculation that rookie Dustin Tokarski will get the nod in goal instead of backup Peter Budaj, who was shelled after Price left Game 1.
Of course the Habs, and some of their media, believe that Kreider was not tripped and that he “accidentally on purpose” ran Price, so naturally Kreider will be a villain the rest of the series and will probably have to keep his head up, especially any time a lead gets large either way.
On the Rangers front, Derick Brassard was on the ice for the morning skate, but did not take part in the power play drills or line rushes. Dominic Moore skated in his spot between Mats Zuccarello and Benoit Pouliot, and Brian Boyle slid over to fourth-line center between Derek Dorsett and Daniel Carcillo … and it certainly wouldn’t be a bad idea to have both of those guys in the lineup if there really will be Kreider hunting going on.
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