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Sport Price pulled after allowing 4 goals on 14 shots

06:06  10 december  2017
06:06  10 december  2017 Source:   thescore.com

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Carey Price pulled early after allowing 4 goals on 15 shots . - rebrn.com. The pendulum of contending and rebuilding keeps swinging for habs fans. It slowly dawns on us with horror that maybe playing Price in b2b games straight off an injury maybe wasn't the best idea in the world.

The Montreal Canadiens netminder was pulled Saturday night in the second period against the Edmonton Oilers after allowing four goals on 14 shots in just over 20 minutes of In his 10th career start vs the #Oilers, Carey Price gets pulled for the 1st time but allows 4 + goals for the 5th time.

a hockey player wearing a red shirt © Minas Panagiotakis / Getty Images Sport / Getty Right now, Carey Price can't stop a beach ball.

The Montreal Canadiens netminder was pulled Saturday night in the second period against the Edmonton Oilers after allowing four goals on 14 shots in just over 20 minutes of ice time.

Backup goalie extraordinaire Antti Niemi replaced Price 2:24 into the second stanza.

After returning from injury on Nov. 22, Price racked up five consecutive wins while registering a .962 save percentage. In the three games since, Price has looked shaky while allowing 11 goals and earning two losses.

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