Guy Carbonneau: Jaroslav Halak to Start Against Flyers!

Kevin van Steendelaar@@LeTirEtLeButAnalyst IApril 30, 2008

Well never mind what I said in yesterday's article. Carey Price gets the night off.

Montreal Canadiens head coach Guy Carbonneau has elected to go with backup goaltender Jaroslav Halak in game four against the Philadephia Flyers.

The majority of TV panelists and journalists are quite surprised as well.

Is it a gamble or something else?

There  is some speculation that Price's trapper hand may be injured dating back to the first round series against Boston, which does explain two bad bounces off his glove resulting in goals and two puck handling incidents with his glove so far in the playoffs.

Carbonneau will also start veteran defenceman Patrice Brisebois who returns from a leg injury.

Winger Sergei Kostitsyn has a reported lower body injury and is a game time decision. If he is out, Michael Ryder will take his place.

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