Carey Price, who allowed 13 goals on 79 shots in the first three games of the final, will be in the precinct on Monday when the Canadiens try to avoid elimination.
“Carey is the guy who plays Monday,” Ducharme said on Saturday. “So if people are wondering who will be in the net, Carey will be in the net. “
Price’s exploits were a vital part of the Canadiens’ surprising race to the final. In the first three rounds of the playoffs, he posted a 2.02 goals-against average and .924 save percentage with a 12-5 record.
Although Price will start in net, Ducharme has not ruled out other roster changes as his team appear to become the second to make up from a 0-3 deficit in the Stanley Cup Final and win.
The last team to do so was the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1942.
“Yeah, you can talk to one guy or another, it’s about all of us,” Ducharme said. “We have to be better in front of him. Everyone, the 20 guys who put on the jersey are looking for their best game on Monday night, that’s it.
Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final is Monday, with live coverage starting at 8 p.m. ET on Sportsnet.