On Saturday night, Carey Price caused a play stoppage in one of the more unusual ways seen in a while. On the road against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Montreal Canadiens’ goalie managed to flip a puck from his net perfectly into a camera hole at Scotiabank Arena.
With a Leafs’ forechecker approaching him quickly, Price made the decision to play the puck outside of his net, accidentally backhanding it right into the narrow hole meant for photographers.
— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) February 24, 2019
From this angle, you can see someone snapping photos dodge the puck. It’s not a bad souvenir.
Carey Price perfectly chips the puck through the camera hole pic.twitter.com/W7Gv8fYVah
— Flintor (@TheFlintor) February 24, 2019
Let’s hope the photographer got as good of a shot as Darryl Dyck did with this magnificent picture in a similar situation six years ago.
Pucks going through the camera hole don’t always end well for photographers. Toronto Star photog Steve Russell was hit and bruised with a puck in 2009 after a Ryan Miller clearing attempt.
Thankfully, Price’s shot didn’t injure anyone. For those wondering, he didn’t get a penalty for delay of game. However, the Canadiens would go on to lose 6-3.