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Broken stick, broken streak: Perfect run ends for Carey Price

Detroit Red Wings v Montreal Canadiens

MONTREAL, QC - NOVEMBER 12: Goaltender Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens watches teammate Phillip Danault #24 play the puck during the NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings at the Bell Centre on November 12, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-0. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

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Hey, it had to end some time, right?

So far in 2016-17, the Montreal Canadiens were undefeated at home (10-0-0) and Carey Price (also 10-0-0) couldn’t be beat anytime he was in Montreal’s net. Those runs came to an end on Tuesday.

Granted, it’s not all bad; they still generated a standings point for their troubles as they lost to the Florida Panthers by a score of 4-3 in overtime.

Aaron Ekblad’s clinching goal made the difference during a game of fairly memorable tallies:

A broken stick to break a streak. That’s too perfect, isn’t it?

With a 13-2-2 record overall for Montreal this season and a 10-0-1 mark for Price, it’s unlikely that the Canadiens are complaining all that much. Still, it’s remarkable just how close they were to maybe making even more history, both on Tuesday and maybe beyond.

Then again, the Canadiens are more interested in doing something they haven’t accomplished since 1993 rather than filling the record books on more obscure terms.