Don't trade Carey Price': Scotty Bowman

Pat Hickey, The Gazette

Coaching legend Scotty Bowman had a timely piece of advice for the Canadiens as he watched Montreal lose to the Buffalo Sabres Wednesday night.

“Don’t trade Carey Price,” Bowman proclaimed.

For 58 minutes, Price was the best player on the ice, but he left the HSBC Arena as a 3-2 shootout loser after the Sabres rallied to tie the game with two quick goals in the final 1:59.

“That’s the kind of year it has been for me,” said Price, who was obviously not happy with the outcome.

“We had this game and we let it get away. For 55 minutes, we had this game and then we sat on our (butts) and let them come to us,” Price said.

It was the Canadiens’ third consecutive loss and the goaltender saw his record drop to 13-20-4.

Head coach Jacques Martin said penalties caught up with the Canadiens, who found themselves outnumbered on the final two goals.

Tim Connolly broke the ice for the Sabres at 18:01 with a power-play goal. The Sabres actually had a two-man advantage, because they pulled goaltender Ryan Miller.

Miller was also on the bench when Steve Montador scored the tying goal at 19:12 on a goalmouth scramble.

“The puck was just lying there and they outnumbered us,” said Price, who was making his first start since he was lifted after the first period of the March 7 game in Anaheim, Calif.

“I worked so hard for three weeks and I was doing all the things I wanted to do out there” Price said.

2 Responses to Don't trade Carey Price': Scotty Bowman

  1. Kramer says:

    The asking price for cheaply priced Price is pricey.

  2. lafleur10 says:

    listen to scotty he knows talent when he see talent and he says that price has all the talent to be the next 1!

Leave a Reply