The LAKings.com Guitar Hero of the month for October is goaltender Jason LaBarbera.
LaBarbera's brilliant month was capped when he was named the NHL's First Star of the Week for the period ending Oct. 28. During that week alone, LaBarbera posted a 3-0-0 record, 0.67 goals-against average, .976 save percentage and one shutout as the Kings won three consecutive home games.
On Oct. 23, LaBarbera recorded his second career NHL shutout by making 17 saves as Los Angeles defeated the Nashville Predators 6-0. Two nights later, he recorded 29 saves as the Kings defeated the Dallas Stars 2-1. LaBarbera finished the week by making 34 saves in a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Oct. 27.
For the month, LaBarbera finished the month 4-2-0 with a 1.91 GAA and a .934 SV%.
LaBarbera beat out super sophomore Anze Kopitar, who scored 5-6=11 in 11 games, forward Michael Cammalleri, who scored 7-3=10 in 11 games and Lubomir Visnovsky, who finished 1-7=8, his seven assists tied for the team lead for the month.