NEW YORK, N.Y. - Montreal goaltender Carey Price has been named the NHL's first star of the week after helping the Canadiens to their best start since joining the league.
Price went 3-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average, .963 save percentage and one shutout as the Canadiens improved to 6-0-0, their best start in their 98-year NHL history.
He began the week with 31 saves in a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh, and followed that performance by stopping 25 shots in his 35th career shutout, a 3-0 triumph over the New York Rangers. He closed the week with 21 stops in a 4-1 victory over Detroit.
Dallas forward Tyler Seguin was named the week's second star with three goals and four assists in three games.
St. Louis forward Vladimir Tarasenko took third-star honours with three goals and three assists in four games.