King Carey rules again

Tuesday, 22.06.2010 / 7:01 AM / News
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King Carey rules again
MONTREAL -- Carey Price has successfully defended his Play of the Year crown.

Just like a year ago, Price was the last Hab standing when the canadiens.com Play of the Year tournament drew to a close.

On the strength of his epic save against Eric Boulton of the Thrashers on Dec. 12, Price becomes the first player to win back-to-back titles.

His road to glory began with a 67,4% effort over Tomas Plekanec in the opening round. Then it was buddy Josh Gorges' turn to bow down to Carey followed by Michael Cammalleri in Round 3. 

Price earned his berth in the championship final by grabbing 58.8% of the votes of Dominic Moore and his series-clinching goal against the Capitals.

The fact Pricer and Cammy met up in the final should come as no surprise. The high-scoring winger and star goalie did after all boast a tournament-high seven and six entries respectively when the tourney began.

Despite the stiff competition from Cammalleri's baseball swing goal against the Penguins in the playoffs, Price came away with a 58%-42% triumph.

Less than one week removed from receiving the ultimate vote of confidence from his GM, Price emerged as Play of the Year champion as he looks to three-peat next season.

See also:
Play our "Pick the pick" game
Season review – Mathieu Darche 
Voice of the fans - End of season results