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Carey Price Can’t Explain Poor Start to Season



Carey Price

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price isn’t playing anywhere near his elite level of play to start the 2021 season, and if you ask Price, he seems as frustrated and confused as anyone about his struggles to open the season.

Entering Montreal’s games against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday, Price had a 5-3-3 record to go along with a .893 save percentage, but he would end up giving up five goals in the losing effort, his fifth over the course of the last six games.

“Maybe I’m overthinking things. That’s all I’ve got for you,” Price said, according to The Athletic’s Arpon Basu.

Price, 33, started the season undefeated in regulation over the first six starts of the season, but has notched only one victory since then, while his backup Jake Allen has posted a 4-2-1 record with a .932 save percentage for the Montreal this season.

“Just gotta be better,” Price said following the loss, according to SportsNet’s Eric Engels.

As the struggles continue, there is more and more talk that Price may no longer be the elite netminder he has been throughout his career, and if that is the case then Montreal may be struggling for some time to come.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.