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Carey Price is still holding out hope for a medical “miracle” that will allow him to overcome the knee injury that has prevented him from playing this season, but even if the long-time Montreal Canadiens superstar never plays in the NHL again, his legacy will live on through all the goalies he inspired to play.

From the way he played, to the equipment he chose and some of the innovative ways he wore it, no one moved the needle in the goalie world like Price.

With that in mind, InGoal is celebrating the fifth anniversary of International Goalie Day, a holiday created by one of our own on November 1 in honour of Jacque Plante first donning a mask on that date, with a series of stories featuring the goalies that Price has inspired with his play. Price’s impact on goalies crossed borders and age groups, and it’s one worth celebrating, even as every goalie we talked to wished mostly to see him play again. It started with Philadelphia Flyers star Carter Hart; we continue today with Eric Comrie of the Buffalo Sabres:

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