Carey Price (Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)
Montreal's Carey Price is one of the best goaltenders on the planet. Sunday night against Boston, he showed why by making an astonishing save that looked a lot like Preds netminder Carter Hutton's stop-of-the-season contender against Toronto last week.
Last week, Preds goalie Carter Hutton wowed the hockey world with a surefire year-end candidate for save of the 2014-15 NHL season. Sunday night in Boston, Canadiens star netminder Carey Price pulled off nearly exactly the same save, stunning Boston's Daniel Paille with an incredible, backward-twisting stop.
With Montreal leading the host Bruins 1-0 late in the second period, Price made the initial stop on a Bruins rush, but the astonishing part of the sequence comes when you see his world-class reflexes and instincts at work after Paille attempts to bat home the rebound:
The save looked quite similar to Hutton's incredible stop on Toronto's Daniel Winnik Tuesday night in Nashville:
The Habs went on to beat Boston 3-1 for a season series-sweep of their bitter Atlantic Division rival and to move eight points ahead of the Bruins in the standings. And Price showed yet again why, when it comes time for NHL GMs to vote for the Vezina Trophy, it will be extremely difficult to choose between him and Nashville Predators star Pekka Rinne: both teams will have a tough time winning playoff games without them, and both players are capable of stealing a game – and a goal – at any time.