Canadiens goalie shares incredibly sweet moment with young fan who lost his mom to cancer

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price did something pretty incredible for a huge young fan of his who recently had his mother pass away from cancer.

Price should now have millions of new fans, even if hockey isn’t your thing, because what he did was so special.

The fan’s mom’s dying wish last year was for her son, Anderson, to get to meet Price some day. That moment happened this week in Toronto, as the two shared an emotional moment after the team’s morning skate.

Anderson’s aunt shared this note on Facebook:

I wanted to share this video of my nephew Anderson, meeting his idol, Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens. Last year as Anderson’s mom was dying of cancer she promised she would do everything she could to make his dream come true. Unfortunately, she passed away before that could happen but through some very kind and generous friends we were able to arrange a visit to the morning skate. As you can see in the video, Carey Price was a class act not only giving Anderson two signed sticks, a signed puck, signing his jersey and mini stick but he also gave him the biggest hug. Words cannot describe how much this meant to Anderson and we are forever grateful to this wonderful man.

The video is now making the rounds around the internet and for good reason – it’s so darn touching.

This is everything – this young fan, Anderson, met his idol @CP0031, after his mother passed away due to cancer. She had promised him that she would do everything in her power to help the two meet and it happened. This right here is hockey. #OurGreatGame

( FB/ Tammy Whitehead)

– NHL (@NHL) March 1, 2019

Carey Price. What a good dude.

By: Andy Nesbitt

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2019 NHL All-Star rosters announced

The NHL has announced the four rosters for the 2019 All-Star Game today, scheduled to be held on January 26th in San Jose. Earlier today, Alex Ovechkin, who was elected captain of Metropolitan Division squad, told the league that he wouldn’t be attending and will accept the punishment of missing one game either before or after the break. Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon, and Auston Matthews will represent the Pacific, Central and Atlantic respectively, as the other captains. A replacement captain for Ovechkin has yet to be named.

The full rosters are as follows:

Pacific Division

John Gibson (ANA)
Marc-Andre Fleury (VGK)

D Erik Karlsson (SJS)
Brent Burns (SJS)
Drew Doughty (LAK)

Connor McDavid (EDM)*
Johnny Gaudreau (CGY)
Joe Pavelski (SJS)
F Elias Pettersson (VAN)
F Clayton Keller (ARI)

Central Division

Pekka Rinne (NSH)
Devan Dubnyk (MIN)

D Roman Josi (NSH)
D Miro Heiskanen (DAL)

Nathan MacKinnon (COL)*
Mikko Rantanen (COL)
Blake Wheeler (WPG)
Patrick Kane (CHI)

Mark Scheifele (WPG)
F Ryan O’Reilly (STL)

Atlantic Division

Jimmy Howard (DET)
G Carey Price (MTL)

Keith Yandle (FLA)
D Thomas Chabot (OTT)

F Auston Matthews (TOR)*
F Nikita Kucherov (TBL)
F Steven Stamkos (TBL)
John Tavares (TOR)

F David Pastrnak (BOS)
F Jack Eichel (BUF)

Full List

By Zach Leach

King Henrik Shuts Out Canadians As Rangers Win Game One

Written by Justin Tasch at NY Daily

You can throw out all the numbers about Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers struggling here at the Bell Centre over the years, you can forget the career-worst stats Lundqvist posted during the regular season.

Because if you doubt Lundqvist he will always remind you he is one of the best to ever do this, a player as competitive and driven as anybody you’ve ever seen, and a man who will rise to the occasion in King-like fashion.

“I had butterflies for two days,” Lundqvist said after his 31-save shutout in the Rangers’ 2-0, Game 1 win over the Canadiens. “I’ve been thinking about this for almost every hour for the past week about the start and to get going and feeling anxious and nervous and excited at the same time. It’s just nice to get going.”

Lundqvist set the tone with 16 first-period saves while Montreal threw everything it had at him, yet the Rangers came away with a 1-0 lead off of a backhanded snipe over Carey Price’s left shoulder by Tanner Glass — you read that right. “Expect the unexpected,” Glass said.

The last time Lundqvist earned a postseason shutout was the Game 6 clincher against these Canadiens three years ago to send the Blueshirts to the Cup Final. He now has 10 career playoff shutouts.

“I’m aware of it,” Lundqvist said regarding talk about his struggles here. “But at the same time as a goalie you always try to look at the good things in every situation.”

 The Rangers worked their butts off throughout this one, especially over the final 40 minutes after Lundqvist seemed to demoralize the raucous crowd with his stellar first. The best road team in the NHL maintained intensity throughout, matched Montreal’s physicality, mostly made smart decisions with the puck and played as sound in front of Lundqvist as they have all year.

“(Lundqvist) was competing like he always does,” said Ryan McDonagh, tremendous in a game-high 24:32. “I didn’t see anything different in his game than he’s shown all throughout the regular season. It’s a good sign for us that we were able to play well in front of him, too.”

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