Thornton sighting helps Sharks get back into series
From Carey Price reminding Les Canadiens of Patrick Roy, to an action-packed game between the Sharks and Flames, Scott Burnside reveals his five things to know from Tuesday's games.
1. Montreal netminder Carey Price became the first rookie goalie to earn a shutout for the Habs since a guy named Patrick Roy got one back in 1986. That the 20-year-old Price is looking more and more like Roy and/or Ken Dryden, another rookie who led the Canadiens to the promised land back in 1971, is bad news for the Boston Bruins, not to mention the other teams that might be standing in the Canadiens' way. Price turned aside 27 shots and the Canadiens rode a late second-period goal by veteran Patrice Brisebois to a 1-0 victory in Game 4 on Tuesday night. The victory in an exciting, hard-hitting game -- reminiscent of classic Montreal-Boston playoff clashes of days gone by -- gives the Habs a 3-1 series lead. Price, given the starting goaltending duties at the trade deadline in late February, has stopped 110 of the 115 shots he's faced in his first-ever playoff series.
Scott Burnside is the NHL writer for ESPN.com.