The learning curve continues for Carey Price.

As in, learning the curvature of new, partitioned glass soon to be installed at the Bell Centre that might dramatically complicate the Canadiens goaltender's life.

The terrifying hit on Habs forward Max Pacioretty by Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara last March 8 continues to be felt, and players and fans will see part of its impact at Montreal's 2011-12 home opener Oct. 13 vs. Calgary, if not before.

The 15-year-old Bell Centre's nearly invisible but unforgiving seamless tempered glass is about to be replaced with Plexiglass – acrylic plastic sheets joined by vertical supports. The braces will offer more flex and shock-absorption behind the nets and in the corners.