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Price starting for Canadiens

MONTREAL -- Canadiens goalie Carey Price will get his first start of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday night in Game 4 at Bell Centre (7 p.m. ET, TSN). Price will play in place of Jaroslav Halak, who has given up 7 goals on the last 27 shots he has faced.

Price replaced Halak with 11:27 remaining in the second period of Game 3 Monday. He made 21 saves but the Capitals went on to win, 5-1. Halak had given up 3 goals on 4 shots before getting pulled by coach Jacques Martin.

Price was the starting goalie for the Hamilton Bulldogs in 2007 when they beat Bruce Boudreau's Hershey Bears in the Calder Cup Final. Hershey is Washington's AHL affiliate and several members of the current Capitals team played in that Final.

Canadiens defenseman Ryan O'Byrne will also get in the lineup tonight after being a healthy scratch for the first three games. It is unclear who he will replace, but Jaroslav Spacek has not skated since Game 3.

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