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
Goalie - MTL
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.