May 8, 2013
Peter Budaj set to face Ottawa Senators if Carey Price can't go
By BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Peter Budaj looks back to the puck that was scored by Ottawa Senators Chris Phillips during NHL hockey action at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa on Wednesday January 30,2013. Errol McGihon/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency

The price hasn't been right for the Montreal Canadiens in this playoff series.

Now, they may not have Carey Price at all.

Trailing 3-1 against the Senators and facing elimination Thursday night at the Bell Centre, the Habs may have to go without their top goalie after he left the club's 3-2 OT loss in Ottawa with what's being described as a lower body injury.

Price was injured on the final shot of the third and appeared to be limping as he went to the dressing room. He is listed as questionable, which means Peter Budaj will likely get the start.

He allowed the OT winner by Kyle Turris in Game 4 and was in net on Jan. 29 in Ottawa when the Senators scored a 5-1 victory.

Budaj is ready for the challenge if he's the one in the net.


He wasn't happy with the winning goal and said it had nothing to do with the fact it hit the hand of Raphael Diaz.


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