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Not A Carey Price Type Year

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

What, me worry?

Canadiens coach Claude Julien borrowed a page out of the Alfred E. Neuman playbook Saturday night when he said he wasn’t worried about goaltender Carey Price, who is struggling through the worst season of his NHL career.

“‘There’s a goaltender on the other side, (Braden) Holtby, who’s having the same kind of year that Pricey is and he’s a pretty good goaltender,” Julien said after Price finished on the short end of a 6-4 count against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night night at the Bell Centre.

“It happens, but the one thing I can tell you is that we know how good he is and how good he will be,” Julien said. “I’m not worried about him bouncing back. It wasn’t his best night tonight. Knowing Carey he probably mentioned it but, at the same time, a lot of our season has gone that way. Our team wasn’t great tonight in front of him. We just talked about how many slot chances we’ve been giving up. This is where I know what I’m going to get out of Carey and I’m more confident than worried.”

After missing 14 games with a concussion, Price has given up 11 goals in two starts and a look at the numbers doesn’t offer much reason for confidence.

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