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Sunday's Olympic Highlights

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Highlights from Sunday's action at the Winter Olympics:

Canada wins Olympic hockey gold

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Carey Price completed a dazzling Olympics Sunday by making 24 saves and helping bring Canada the gold medal with a 3-0 victory over Sweden.

Friday's Olympic Highlights

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Highlights from Friday's action at the Winter Olympics:

Olympic Roundup: Canada dominates Olympic team sports

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Canada asserted its dominance in Winter Olympics team sports Friday and did pretty well in the individual ones.

Canada blanks USA, to meet Sweden for hockey gold

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Jamie Benn scored the game's only goal on a deflection Friday and Canada set up am Olympic gold medal showdown with Sweden by defeating the United States 1-0.
American men win Olympic hockey opener

American men win Olympic hockey opener

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Ryan Kesler and Paul Stastny scored twice each Thursday in an offensive outburst that gave the United States an Olympic hockey opening 7-1 win over Slovakia.

NHL: Montreal 4, Carolina 1

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- David Desharnais netted a pair of goals Saturday, elevating Montreal over Carolina 4-1 for a third straight win heading into the Winter Olympics break.

NHL: Montreal 5, Vancouver 2

MONTREAL, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Max Pacioretty scored the game's first and last goals as part of a hat trick Thursday, sending Montreal to a 5-2 triumph over Vancouver.

NHL: Montreal 2, Calgary 0

MONTREAL, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Carey Price cooled off the Flames with a 27-save shutout Tuesday, backstopping the Montreal Canadiens over Calgary 2-0.

NHL: Winnipeg 2, Montreal 1

MONTREAL, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Al Montoya made 30 saves and Michael Frolik scored the go-ahead goal on a mistake by goaltender Carey Price Sunday in Winnipeg's 2-1 verdict over Montreal.

NHL: Tampa Bay 2, Montreal 1 (OT)

MONTREAL, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Nate Thompson's second goal of the game came with 23.1 seconds left in overtime Saturday, handing the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 win over Montreal.

NHL: Montreal 3, Carolina 0

MONTREAL, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Carey Price stopped all 36 shots he faced Tuesday and the Montreal Canadiens broke a four-game losing streak with a 3-0 win over Carolina.

NHL: Washington 5, Montreal 0

MONTREAL, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Braden Holtby had a shutout and Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist Saturday to help the Washington Capitals beat Montreal 5-0 and snap a seven-game skid.

NHL: Detroit 4, Montreal 1

DETROIT, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Jonas Gustavsson stopped 30 shots in picking up his fifth straight win Friday, a 4-1 Detroit decision over Montreal.

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Montreal 1

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Jussi Jokinen scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season Wednesday in propelling Pittsburgh to a 5-1 victory over Montreal.
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Carey Price
Montreal Canadians goalie Carey Price sprawls on the ice leaving the net unattended as teammate Maxim Lapierre (40) pins Philadelphia Flyers Steve Downie (27) to the boards to keep him from trying to score during first period Philadelphia Flyers-Montreal Canadians NHL second round playoff play at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia April 28, 2008. (UPI Photo/John Anderson)
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Carey Price (born August 16, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). Price was the Canadiens first round selection (fifth overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to turning pro, Price played for the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League (WHL).

Price was drafted in the first round, 5th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens. He spent his major junior hockey career playing for the Tri-City Americans in the Western Hockey League (WHL) beginning in 2002–03. Price established himself as a top prospect during his major junior career particularly in his draft year in 2004–05 with an 8-shutout, 2.34 goals against average (GAA) and .920 save percentage season with the Americans. In his last year in the WHL, he was awarded the Del Wilson Trophy as the WHL goaltender of the year, as well as the CHL Goaltender of the Year, in addition to being named to the WHL First All-Star Team.

Upon completing his award-winning season in the WHL, Price immediately began his professional career with the Hamilton Bulldogs in the American Hockey League (AHL), having signed with the Canadiens in 2007 to a three-year, entry-level contract worth $850,000 USD. He joined the Bulldogs for the last three games of the regular season and the 2007 Calder Cup playoffs, recording his first professional game and win on April 13, 2007 against the Grand Rapids Griffins. He was named the first star of the game upon stopping 27 of 28 shots. Price went on to lead the Bulldogs with a 15–6 playoff record to a 2007 Calder Cup championship, with an impressive 2.06 GAA and .936 save percentage. In his first game of the Calder Cup finals, he stopped all 46 shots to post a shutout. He subsequently won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as the Calder Cup playoffs MVP at 19-years-old, making him the youngest player ever to receive the award.

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