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The best part of watching Carey Price backstopping the Montreal Canadiens on an unexpected playoff run this summer isn’t all the highlight reel saves, at least not here at InGoal Magazine.
For us it’s seeing the staples of his game that have remained constant over 14 years in the NHL, the fine details and foundational elements that contribute to that controlled style and calm demeanor he is again being lauded for as the best goalie in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
After watching the Canadiens star go through drills and share keys to those movement and positioning details with young kids at the Eli Wilson Goaltending Day with Price since 2015, it’s fun to see some of same elements play out every time he hits the ice in these playoffs. It was also a good reminder we probably haven’t shared them all, so we started going back through two weeks of video to find a few more of those tips from Price. The beauty is they still apply, whether you come up to his waist and are just learning, or are trying to carry your team to the Cup.
We’ll start with a couple of tips on stick positioning when you’re up against the post:
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