Best: John Gibson
He must have known that I put him in the worst column a few games ago. Gibson stopped 39 of 40 shots and all seventeen he saw in a lopsided first period.
Worst: The First Period
The Ducks gave up the first seven shots on goal and at one point were outshot 15-4. If it wasn’t for Gibson they could have been trailing for most of the game.
Best: Who Needs Defense?
The Ducks allowed 40 shots on net while the Canadiens let up 38 and it turned out to be pure entertainment. Sometimes you just want to see two goalies that are in the zone go at it for sixty minutes, and in no way did that disappoint. Yet still, Carlyle may want to clean that up if he wants the team to minimize future goals against.
Worst: Andrew Shaw
From tirades in the box to hot dog water, this guy is all over the place. As a famous goalie once said, “why you heff to be mad?”
3. Rickard Rakell
Just keep scoring. Just keep scoring. What can’t this kid do? #50in17?
2. Carey Price
As a goalie you love to watch Carey Price play. Everything he does is effortless and magical. Kids want to be him and washed up beer leaguers want to wear his pads. As long as Price is in goal, Montreal will always have a chance to win hockey games.
1. John Gibson
Gibson only allowed one goal against and finished with a .975 sv%. Without his stellar night the Ducks would have easily lost this game. Now it’s up to Gibson to try to find some consistency night in and night out.