Carey Price made his season debut on Friday for the Montreal Canadiens. The 2015 Hart and Vezina Trophy winner missed the first 74 games of the 2021-22 season due to offseason knee surgery and a stint in the NHL’s substance abuse program.
Price stopped 19 of 21 shots in his first game in net, a 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders. On Saturday, Price sat on the bench and served as the backup to Sam Montembeault during the Habs’ 8-4 loss to the Capitals.
During a break in play in the game, TVA Sports caught a wonderful moment between Alex Ovechkin and Price at the end of each team’s bench. Ovi gave Price a fist bump to welcome the legendary goaltender back.