MONTREAL – “Great save by Carey Price!!!” You certainly heard that plenty of times over the course of the 2014-15 campaign. “Incredible work by P.K. Subban!!!” You definitely heard that a lot, too.
With that in mind, the team from canadiens.com decided to switch things up a bit for the ninth edition of the Play of the Year competition. This time around, you’ll be invited to choose between two offensive plays and two defensive plays every day. Over the coming weeks, it will be up to you, the fans, to decide which moment from this past season impressed you the most. Then, in the grand finale, you’ll have to choose between a highlight-reel tally or a remarkable save.
The work of Carey Price will be on full display on the defensive side of things. Price enjoyed an extraordinary season, finishing atop multiple goaltending categories while earning nominations for the Hart Trophy, Vezina Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award.
From an offensive standpoint, however, a bevy of players made their mark at different points during the season.
Tomas Plekanec gets the ball rolling with four spectacular plays. Alex Galchenyuk and P.K. Subban follow close behind. What do you prefer? A bullet from the point that lights the lamp before the goaltender even has a chance to move, or a dangle that leaves opposing defenders helpless. The Canadiens’ top point-getter, Max Pacioretty, boasts a pair of outstanding efforts, while warrior Brendan Gallagher also chimes in with two of his own. Finally, honourable mentions go out to Tom Gilbert and Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau, who managed to secure spots in the Play of the Year tournament with some slick moves.
Now, it’s up to you to decide who the winner will be. Cast your vote every day for your favourite play in each one of the categories. You can vote as many times as you want, so if a play really impresses you, click away! To see the plays in the running, or just to check out what your favourite Habs are capable of, check out the tournament bracket by clicking here.