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Price leads Canadiens to Eastern Conference Finals

Carey Price
Carey Price
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According to TSN, Canadian Olympic gold medalist Carey Price of Anahim Lake, British Columbia made 29 saves on Wednesday as the Montreal Canadiens upset the Boston Bruins 3-1 to advance to the Eastern Conference final. With the victory, the Canadiens defeated the Bruins 4-3 in the best out of seven series in the Atlantic Division final and will next face the New York Rangers.

The only goal Price gave up was late in the second period when Canadian Olympic gold medalist Jarome Iginla scored on the power play for the Bruins from Torey Krug and David Krejci. Dale Weise, Max Pacioretty and Daniel Briere scored for Montreal, who are in their first Eastern Conference final since 2010 when they eliminated the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins in seven games each before losing to the Philadelphia Flyers in five games.

The goal Price gave up to Iginla on Wednesday (a tip in), was the only time in the last two games that Price has given up a goal. Price made 26 saves on Monday in a 4-0 win over Boston in game six of the series.

Price is attempting the unique double of winning the Olympic gold medal and Stanley Cup in the same season. He was already brilliant in backstopping Canada to Olympic gold at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Iginla meanwhile has won the gold medal for Canada in men's ice hockey at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

With Montreal's win on Wednesday, three of the four conference finalists are set. The Chicago Blackhawks have also advanced.

On Friday, the Anaheim Ducks will play the Los Angeles Kings in game seven of the Pacific Division final. On Wednesday night, Jonathan Quick made 21 saves as the Kings tied the series with the Ducks at three games apiece with a 2-1 victory in Los Angeles.