Carey Price Named NHL’s First Star Of The Week

 

Feb 6, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) makes a save against Vancouver Canucks left wing David Booth (7) during the third period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Carey Price was named the First Star of the week by the National Hockey League today for the period from February 3rd to February 9th.

Price started all three Montreal Canadiens games in those seven days and posted a perfect 3-0 record in the process. He allowed just three goals in the three games combined.

Carey started the week with a 27 save shutout over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. He then starred against the visiting Vancouver Canucks Thursday, stopping 42 of the 44 shots he faced. Price finished off the week strong with 31 saves in a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on the road Saturday night.

Feb 4, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) makes a save on Calgary Flames left wing Mike Cammalleri (13) as defenseman Alexei Emelin (74) defends during the second period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

For the week, Price posted a 3-0-0 record with a 1.00 goals against average and a .971 save percentage with one shutout to lead the Habs into the Olympic break on a hot streak.

The Canadiens goaltender was joined by Kari Lehtonen and Jarome Iginla receiving Three Stars of the week honors from the NHL.

Lehtonen posted a record of 2-0-1 record as goaltender of the Dallas Stars, with a 1.32 goals against average and a .947 save percentage.

Iginla was named third star after scoring two goals and adding three assists for the Boston Bruins last week.

Feb 8, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) and teammate defensemen P. K. Subban (76) stop the shot of the Carolina Hurricanes forward Drayson Bowman (21) during the 3rd period at PNC Arena. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

The strong week from Price has kept the Canadiens in the top three of the Atlantic Division standings. The team has struggled to score goals all season but are being carried on the back of Price, and the nomination as First Star of the week just goes to show how valuable he has been for the Habs this season.

Price is now in Sochi, Russia where he will suit up for Team Canada at the upcoming Olympic Games. It remains to be seen what kind of role he will have on the team, but it seems he will start one of the first two games for Canada, and will battle Roberto Luongo for playing time from there.

Topics: Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens

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