Canada’s starting goalie at the Winter Olympics will be determined by a number of factors and given we still have three months to go before the momentous decision is reached it figures the number of hideous nightmarish goals scored on one of the candidates in head-to-head competition won’t move the needle one way or another.
And that’s how it should be. By the time the goaltender is named for the Maple Leaf in Sochi Roberto Luongo’s bizarro pas-de-deux with Dan Hamhuis will be forgotten and the position will go to the best player.
But if you’re already handicapping this race Saturday night’s game between Montreal and Vancouver offered up some compelling visuals; not the least of which was the 39 stops the Habs’ Carey Price made at one end and the freak show Roberto Luongo was involved with at the other.
“He was unbelievable” Canucks captain Henrik Sedin said of Price’s performance in a 4-1 Canadiens’ win. “There were a lot of shots everyone thought were goals. We played good enough