-- Montreal Canadiens
goaltender Carey Price
, Edmonton Oilers
goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin
and Philadelphia Flyers
right wing Jaromir Jagr
have been named the NHL 'Three Stars' for the week ending Oct. 30.
FIRST STAR -- CAREY PRICE, G, MONTREAL CANADIENS
Goalie - MTL
GAA: 2.59 | SVP: 0.900
Price backstopped Montreal to three consecutive victories, posting a 1.33 goals-against average and .950 save percentage, as the Canadiens improved to 4-5-2 on the season. Price began the week by stopping 20 of 21 shots in a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers
Oct. 26, the Canadiens' first home win in 2011-12 and the end of a six-game winless streak overall. Price also achieved a personal milestone, posting his 100th career regular-season victory. The 24-year-old became the seventh-youngest goaltender in League history to reach the century mark. He made 29 saves in a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins
Oct. 27 and turned aside 26 shots in a 4-2 win over the Bruins two nights later, completing the home-and-home sweep over the Canadiens' historic rival. With a career record of 102-80-26, Price is one victory behind Georges Vezina
(103-81-5) for 11th place on the franchise win list.
SECOND STAR -- NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN, G, EDMONTON OILERS
Khabibulin helped the Oilers (7-2-2) climb to first place in the Western Conference by posting a 3-0-0 record with a 1.67 goals-against average and .951 save percentage. He stopped 97 of 102 shots last week, beginning with 35 saves in a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks
Oct. 25. He turned aside 34 shots in a 2-1 victory over the previously-undefeated Washington Capitals
Oct. 27 and made 28 saves in a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues
Oct. 30. In his third season with the Oilers, Khabibulin improved his 2011-12 record to 5-0-2 with a League-leading 1.12 goals-against average and .960 save percentage. The 38-year-old Sverdlovsk, Russia native increased his career victories total to 321, 20th on the all-time list and three behind Sean Burke
for 19th place.
THIRD STAR -- JAROMIR JAGR, RW, PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Jagr tallied a League-leading five goals last week, including the 113th game-winner of his NHL career, as the Flyers (6-4-1) won twice in four starts. Jagr recorded points in each game, starting with two goals and one assist in a 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs
Oct. 24. He recorded his club's only goal in a 5-1 loss to Montreal Canadiens
Oct. 26, notched one assist in a 9-8 loss to the Winnipeg Jets
Oct. 27 and notched two goals, including the game-winner, in a 5-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes
Oct. 29. Jagr's 113 career game-winning goals rank third in the NHL all-time behind Gordie Howe
(121) and Phil Esposito
(118). Jagr also ranks among all-time leaders in goals (12th, 651), assists (13th, 959) and points (ninth, 1,610). The 39-year-old Kladno, Czech Republic native has 11 points (five goals, six assists) in his first 11 games with the Flyers.