Canadiens coach Michel Therrien called Chris Kreider‘s charge to the net a “reckless play” and Montreal lost starting goaltender Carey Price for the rest of the series as a result.

Kreider’s doesn’t agree with Therrien’s assessment, but he does wish things had turned out differently.

“I look back on it and think I wish I would’ve put it in the net,” Kreider said, per the Star-Ledger. “Obviously I was trying to score a goal. I put it wide. It was a bang-bang play. Everything happened pretty quickly.”

The 23-year-old forward doesn’t think he’ll be targeted by the Canadiens as retribution for Price’s injury. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault didn’t want to make such a prediction.

“I can’t speak for how they’re going to react,” Vigneault said. “I can just tell you how we’re going to play. Kreider is a good player, an honest player like the rest of our team. We play a straight-forward game, whistle to whistle and that’s not going to change tonight.”