Carey Price has been named the league’s first star for the week ending Oct. 30.
Second and third stars are Edmonton goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin and Philadelphia forward Jaromir Jagr.
The NHL citation:
Carey 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.