This same formula could repeat itself this coming season, as the Canadiens' offense isn't going to steal many games, so Price will need to be good each and every start.
2011-12 We certainly have no quarrel with Tim Thomas winning the Vezina Trophy over other deserving finalists Pekka Rinne and Roberto Luongo all had great seasons. He certainly was the Canadiens' most valuable player and was stellar in Montreals playoff series against Boston.
Changes on the blue line -- Montreal let Josh Gorges go and will be assimilating at least one youngster -- shouldn't impact Price, who finished fourth in the Vezina race last year.
2013-14 Price appeared to be having a typical season, which is to say brilliant, until a bad stretch that lingered from March to April before he hurt his knee in the first-round playoff loss to Ottawa.
Price has one Vezina Trophy to his name, and finished third in voting last season.
The brawny backstop jumped to 62 games last year (up from 12 in an injury-...
Read more about Carey Price NHL Barometer: Risers & Fallers" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/rotowire/image/upload/ar_4:5,c_fill,dpr_auto,f_auto,g_auto:custom_no_override,q_auto,w_100/nxsvsohz6p1xwdjzuiaa.jpg" data-credit="" data-creditlink="" NHL Barometer: Risers & Fallers Published November 6, 2017 Jan Levine explores his weekly risers and fallers, kicking things off with Panthers center Vincent Trocheck, who's performed at over a point-per-game pace thus far. 2016-17 Price was limited to just 12 games in 2015-16, but what a dozen games they were.
That is to say, the gap between Price and the other guys in the top echelon of goalies is probably not as wide as it looked last season.
2014-15 Price rebounded from a subpar lockout season to post a .927 save percentage over 59 games in 2013-14.