What did we learn on opening night? Well, the biggest lesson was one of the oldest: You need good goaltending.
In Toronto, the 22-year-old Price kept his club in the game during the first two periods when it was being outshot 30-13 by the Leafs. While he didn't make any particular highlight-reel stops, Price was consistently strong throughout the night, finishing with 43 saves, as the Canadiens earned a 4-3 overtime win.To read E.J. Hradek's analysis on the early returns on Carey Price, the improvement in the Colorado crease, and notes from around the league, you must be an Insider.