PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan)- Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien joined The Cook and Poni Show on Wednesday and said that his goalie Carey Price will miss Wednesday night’s game against Detroit and Thursday night’s game against the Penguins.
“He came back from Sochi with a lower body and he won’t play tonight or tomorrow night in Pittsburgh,” Therrien said. “He went on the ice today and didn’t feel good, so we are not going to take any chances.”
Therrien said that he was proud of Price in the Olympics and the job he did to help Team Canada win a gold medal, but it could be at a high price for the Canadiens if he is out much longer than two games.
“We have 23 games left starting tonight and every game is crucial,” Therrien said. “And now we are without our No. 1 goalie for at least two games, so the rest of the team needs to play really solid.”
Therrien said he is really impressed with this Penguins team. He thinks they are one of the favorites to win the Cup.
He thinks that Marc Andre-Fleury will be able to shake off the ghosts of the past and focus on his playoff success. He says he is still a great goalie and gives the Pens the best chance to win.
Therrien also said he doesn’t expect any sort of Olympic hangover with any of the players, including Evgeni Malkin.
“Malkin will use this as a source of motivation,” Therrien said. “He would expect him to come back and play really good hockey the rest of the season.”
Listen to the full interview here: