Canadiens lose Carey Price for Eastern Conference Finals

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If the Montreal Canadiens are going to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals they will have to do so without goalie Carey Price.

On Monday it was revealed that Price would miss the rest of the Eastern Conference Finals against the New York Rangers with a lower body injury.

“We’ve lost our best player, but we’ve faced adversity this year already,” coach Michel Therrien said of the news, via ESPN.

Price suffered the lower-body injury in Montreal’s 7-2 loss in Game 1 after a collision with Rangers forward Chris Kreider.

That leaves the question of who will be in the net for the Canadiens?

Backup Peter Budaj is one option. He came in during the third period of Game 1 but gave up three goals on five shots. The other option is Dustin Tokarski who played 41 games in the American Hockey League this season with the  Harrison Bulldogs.