The Montreal Canadiens finally defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning to claim Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday. While most Habs players — and most of Montreal for that matter — went ecstatic, the characteristically reserved Carey Price remained hilariously calm.
And a short clip of the moment has gone viral, amassing over 7,300 likes on the NHL GIFs Twitter page as of the time of writing.
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Carey Price is pumped. 😂 #StanleyCup https://t.co/fKmxLQja8k— NHL GIFs (@NHL GIFs)1625541253.0
As Narcity Québec points out, Price's slow reach for his bottle atop the net stands in stark contrast to his teammates' reactions.
Another GIF shows other players nearly crashing into each other in excitement.
THE @CanadiensMTL WIN IT IN OT!!!!! #StanleyCup https://t.co/RxWTj5zirB— NHL GIFs (@NHL GIFs)1625540981.0
Asked at a press conference about the Habs' "resiliency," Price suggested he was proud of the team but, as Narcity also points out, focused on the games ahead.
"We faced adversity all season long and responded well. We have a lot of work left to do," he said.