Carey Price was quick to prove that he has lost none of his brilliance this season. The Canadian goalkeeper received his first honor, several other likely to come this season on Monday, being named the first star of last week of activities in the NHL.
“Carey is still an important part of our team, said coach Michel Therrien Habs. He is the best player in the National League and he resumed exactly in this season where he left off. It is an undisputed leader in our team. ”
Price welcomed the good news with his usual detachment and selflessness, after the team’s workout at the Bell Centre.
“I am the beneficiary of my teammates performed well last week, he began by saying. We were very solid defensively and I withdraw the profits. ”
Unbeaten in six games this season, the Canadian has yielded only seven goals compared to the same total after 20 matches last season.
“We take great satisfaction to do well in defense, chained Price, who has maintained a goals against average of 1.00 in three games, with a stop-firing efficiency rate of 96.3%. This is one of our strengths in recent seasons. We know a great start to the season with this. ”
Price began the week with 31 saves in a 3-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins to allow the Habs to become only the third team in the NHL to start the season with four victories abroad, after 1965-66 Chicago Blackhawks and New York Islanders in 2001-02.
Price then stopped 25 shots for his net sign the 35th shutout of his career in a 3-0 win against the New York Rangers. He finished his work week by making 21 saves in a 4-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings.
The second star of the week was attributed to Tyler Seguin. The Dallas Stars center player finished tied for first in the NHL with seven points (3-4-7) in three outings, to allow his family to include three wins.
Right wing of the St. Louis Blues Vladimir Tarasenko was also rewarded after its harvest six points, including three goals and a +6 in four games.