Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens is emerging as the national hero of all Canadians. The Canadiens and Team Canada goaltender was dominant in Team Canada’s 1-0 win over Team USA. It was a lopsided 1-0 game, if you can call it that. Canada controlled the pace of the play and the puck and there was never a real threat from Team USA in the third period. Carey Price makes $5.5 million year in salary with Montreal, but he’s about to make gazillions more as a national hero of Canada, in their national game.
Eddie Olczyk on Canada’s puck possession: “Since that first period, Canada has held the play. They’ve had more sustained pressure, they’ve forced Team USA to defend…both of these teams have the ability to possess the puck…the team in red has forced the team in white to play without the puck a lot more in this game.”
Jeremy Roenick on the goaltending display by Carey Price in Canada’s 1-0 win: “Both goaltenders were absolutely spectacular. Carey Price looked so calm and comfortable, and Jonathan Quick made acrobatic save after acrobatic save.”
Mike Milbury on Canada finding its stride against Team USA: “All tournament long, we’ve been talking about how surprising it was to see Team USA get it together so quickly. Team Canada seemed to struggle with that, except tonight. Tonight the package came together tightly wrapped, and it was tough for Team USA to handle.”
Roenick on Canadian goaltender Carey Price: “Coming into the tournament, everybody questioned their goaltending – that was going to be the one weakness Team Canada was going to have. Well, Carey Price put an end to those worries…he controlled the puck, whether he swallowed it up, or moved it to the corner, he gave his defense a lot of options and lot of ease in front of that net.”
Carey Price and Team Canada takes on Sweden in the Gold Medal game Sunday morning at 6 CST
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