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Price by numbers

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
The Carey Price era may have begun a little earlier than many expected, but the 20-year-old netminder certainly came as advertised. Here's a numerical look back at the season that was for the rookie phenom.

24-Regular season victories picked up by Price in his first NHL season, to lead all rookie goalies. His next closest freshman rival was Mike Smith of the Lightning, who had nine fewer wins.

3-Goalies in league history to have amassed more wins than Price prior to turning 21, including the Sabres’ Tom Barrasso (three seasons with 25 or more wins from 1983 to 1986), Grant Fuhr of the Oilers in 1981-82 and Harry Lumley in 1944-45.

7-Consecutive wins notched by Price to close out the regular season.

3-Regular season shutouts registered by Price to lead all rookie netminders.

2-Goalies to have managed more shutouts than Price in a season before the age of 21, including a 19-year old Tom Barrasso with five shutouts for the Sabres in 1983-84, and 20-year-old Jim Carey of the Capitals with four in 1994-95.

2-Times Price was named one of the NHL’s Three Stars of the Week in 2007-08, including a third-place nod the week of Feb. 17 and top-star honors the week of April 6.

2-Molson Cup segments claimed by Price, who won the months of October and March/April.

.818-Shootout save percentage posted by Price in 2007-08, second-best among goalies to have faced 10 or more attempts, with Price stoning 18 of the 22 tries he stared down.

16-Victories in the 26 games during 2007-08 in which Price faced 30 or more shots, with the Habs’ goalie boasting a 16-8-2 mark on those busy nights. 

5-Goalies to have won a playoff series before turning 21, with Price joining Patrick Roy (1986), Mike Moffat (1982), Andy Moog (1981) and Harry Lumley (1945).

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