Canadiens edge Maple Leafs in OT opener
Even though a few of the newest Montreal Canadiens provided optimism on opening night, it was a standout performance by a much-maligned holdover that had everyone raving.
Carey Price delivered a strong statement after enduring an offseason of questions about his play, stopping 43 shots in Montreal's 4-3 overtime victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.
The last time Canadiens fans saw the young goalie in a meaningful game, he gestured to them while getting booed at home during a first-round playoff loss to Boston. Price was the biggest reason why Montreal pulled out an unlikely opening-night victory.