Montreal Canadiens: Three Reasons We Are Sad to See 2021-22 Season End

Apr 29, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens Brendan Gallagher. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 29, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens Brendan Gallagher. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 23, 2022; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 23, 2022; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports /

Carey Price was finally back

One of the biggest storylines throughout the 2021-22 season as the absence of Carey Price.

His offseason surgery was supposed to be repaired and have him good as new just in time for the start of the regular season. Maybe shortly after, but Jake Allen could hold down the fort for a few games if Price needed to get ready.

Then there was one setback after another and suddenly the calendar flipped to April and Price still had not played a single game. He was finally able to make his season debut on April 15th and stopped 17 of 19 shots in that contest. He would play three more games before taking a step back to go meet with his surgeon.

Somewhat miraculously, Price was able to play the final game of the regular season, and looked quite good in doing so. Maybe not as good as the skaters in front of him who scored an incredible 10 goals, but Price stopped 37 of 39 shots fired his way and appeared comfortable and confident in net.

It was a nice way to put a bow on an otherwise ugly season, but it also makes you wish there were just a few more weeks left so we could see if Price could get himself right and on a hot streak to close out the year.