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Price pulled in second period vs. Kings

Carey Price;

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price watches during warmups prior to an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Montreal, Saturday, April 7, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)


Montreal Canadiens star goalie Carey Price came into Tuesday’s game with a seven-game winning streak. He won’t even make it to the second intermission against the Los Angeles Kings, however.

The Kings scored four goals on 16 shots against Price, who was pulled 5:25 into the second period tonight. On the bright side, he didn’t have the most embarrassing performance of the night, as he at least lasted longer than Braden Holtby did. (Hey, you take what you can get.)

The bigger bright side is that Price, 26, has been fantastic enough this season that Team Canada should take notice. He just won’t want to put Dec. 10 on his resume.

Peter Budaj took over for Price in net while Martin Jones is tending net for the Kings.

Update: It didn’t get a whole lot better for the Canadiens overall, as they lost 6-0.

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