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Habs' Price's two shutouts earn First Star honors

Monday, 11.21.2011 / 11:00 AM / News

NHL.com

On the strength of two shutouts, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price was named the NHL's First Star for this week.

Price stopped 25 shots in a 4-0 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday, then stopped 17 shots in a 4-0 win against the New York Rangers on Saturday, Price made 30 saves in a 3-2 shootout loss against the Buffalo Sabres on Monday.

Carey Price
Goalie - MTL
RECORD: 8-6-3
GAA: 2.16 | SVP: 0.917
After a slow start to the season, Price is the owner of a 2.16 goals-against average and .917 save percentage.

San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Philadelphia Flyers rookie forward Matt Read earned Second Star and Third Star honors, respectively.

In three games last week, Vlasic racked up 1 goal and 6 assists along with a plus-7 rating. In the Sharks' 5-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday, Vlasic had a goal and 3 assists.

Read is showing he'll be in the discussion for the Calder Trophy throughout this season. He had 4 goals and 1 assist in 3 games this week, including the winner with 18.6 seconds left in regulation to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 on Friday.

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1