NEW YORK – Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price
, New York Rangers right wing Jaromir Jagr, and Washington Capitals goaltender Cristobal Huet have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending April 6.
FIRST STAR – CAREY PRICE
, G, MONTREAL CANADIENS
Price posted a 3-0-0 record with a 0.67 goals-against average, .977 save percentage and one shutout as the Canadiens (47-25-10, 104 points) finished first overall in the Eastern Conference. He stopped all 32 shots in posting his third shutout of the season, a 3-0 win over the Ottawa Senators Apr. 1. On Apr. 3, he stopped 27 of 28 shots in a 3-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres and closed the week with a 26-save effort in a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs, Apr. 5. Price has posted a record of
24-12-3 with a 2.56 goals-against average, .920 save percentage and three shutouts in 41 appearances this season.
SECOND STAR – JAROMIR JAGR, RW, NEW YORK RANGERS
Jagr led all scorers with seven points (five goals, two assists) in four games as the Rangers (42-27-13, 97 points) finished as the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. Jagr notched one goal and one assist in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins Mar. 31. On Apr. 3, Jagr fired two goals, including the game-winner in a 3-0 win over the New York Islanders. In the return match with the Islanders Apr. 4, he recorded one goal and one assist in a 4-3 overtime loss and he closed the week by notching one goal in a 3-2 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils, Apr. 6.
Playing in all 82 games, Jagr led the Rangers in scoring with 71 points
(25-46--71) a total which moved him into ninth place on the all-time points list with 1,599.
THIRD STAR – CRISTOBAL HUET, G, WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Huet posted a 3-0-0 record with a 1.00 goals-against average and .955 save percentage as the Capitals (43-31-8, 94 points) finished first in the Southeast Division and made the playoffs for the first time in four seasons. He stopped 21 of 22 shots in a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, Apr. 1. On Apr. 3, he made 18 saves in a 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning and closed the week with a 25-save effort in a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers, Apr. 5. Since being traded to Washington from Montreal at the deadline, Huet has appeared in 13 games, posting a record of 11-2-0 with a 1.63 goals-against average, .936 save percentage and two shutouts.