The first goal in every NHL game is crucial. Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price prevented the New York Rangers from that first score early in an important Game 5.
On an abbreviated 2-on-1, Price stoned Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello, using his left toe. That kept it scoreless early in the first period.
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The Canadiens scored a few minutes later, giving Montreal an early lead. Thursday’s contest is Game 5 in the first round of the NHL playoffs. The series between the Canadiens and Rangers is currently tied 2-2.
The winner of Game 5 will be in prime position to win the series, so Price’s early save was huge.