The Rangers are just better than Montreal, Price or no Price. But people wanted to make Montreal out to be so much better than the Rangers, well this is the difference between the Habs when you get Price and Subban in god mode and the Habs when Price isn't there and Subban isn't in god mode. They were always walking a tight rope with their success given their utter lack of offense (and no heart from Vanek).
People want to harp on the Habs' goaltending, let's not overlook the fact Montreal's scored three goals in two games. Marty in his prime, Quick now, whatever goalie you want to name would be hard pressed to win those games.
With Price they're not. With Price the Rags finished 4 points behind the Rangers in the standings. If anything the teams were dead even with slight edge Montreal with Price. But now clear edge Rangers with who knows who in net for Montreal.
Give Montreal some credit for taking down Boston after being down 3-2. That's no easy feat. A lot of people are saying the Habs are crap like the 96 Islander or something. They're really not. They outplayed the Rangers yesterday.
Right now I think people are just in a tizzy because the Rags for the most part over the past 5 games have been at their absolute best AND LUCKIEST. That can change quickly. We've seen it.