It looks like a really bad video game glitch

I’m going to come out and say it: Carey Price seems like a really cool dude, and should probably rocket up the Backhand Shelf Beerability Index for his All-Star Skills Competition performance. Not only was Price fairly entertaining on the mic for CBC viewers, he came up with some pretty entertaining save attempts as well.

He Tebowed, he covered his face and flipped his stick, he captured the imagination of a nation. My favorite Carey Price save (SAVE) came against Sean Couturier. Not only did Price stop the puck – a requirement of a successful save – he did so facing the end boards and watching Couturier off of the reflection of the glass a la Wayne Gretzky.

Face the screen and watch.

Sources close to Backhand Shelf have informed me that Scott Gomez is now requesting that he never leave Montreal. Gomez fears that if Price could stop Couturier without looking, he has no hope of scoring ever again if he’s playing for another team.

Comments (3)

  1. Director’s cut: Giroux fires a hard snap shot into to back of Price’s unpadded leg.

  2. What is the reference to ” watching Couturier off of the reflection of the glass a la Wayne Gretzky.” – did Gretzky do that? I googled but couldn’t find another reference.
    I’ve been trying to teach that trick to youth players (and especially as another tool in the toolbox trick for new-to-checking kids going into the boards for a puck ) – but here I thought I was an innovator because I’d never heard anybody else talking about it!
    And by the way, this is the first and only similarity between myself and Mr. G.

  3. “Off the glass like Gretzky” refers to the goal he scored when he shot the puck over the net, it bounced straight out and went in to the goal off the goalie’s back.

    Incidentally, Peter Bondra scored one like that, too, here in Washington.

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