One day after posting his second consecutive Olympic shutout and winning gold with Team Canada in Sochi, Carey Price was already back with the Montreal Canadiens.
Price addressed the media at the team's practice facility in Brossard on Monday and said that the relief and satisfaction from winning Olympic gold will be short-lived.
"The pressure is off for now." he said. "It will last until probably the next game."
When asked about his teammate P.K. Subban dressing just once for Canada at the Olympics, Price commended the Norris Trophy winner for putting the team ahead of himself.
"He definitely carried himself very well," he said. "He handled himself with the utmost professionalism."
"It was a complete effort from everybody, no matter what position guys were put in," Price added. "Everybody contributed in some way and I think that was probably the most special feeling. Because everybody out on that ice when our anthem was played had a part in it in some way."
Price did not participate in the Canadiens' Monday practice and will also have Tuesday off. Price said he does not know when he'll return to the net for the Canadiens, but said Team Canada head coach Mike Babcock jokingly encouraged him to have "a few more beers" after the team's gold medal victory.
The Canadiens host Babcock's Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday.