It shouldn't come as a surprise that Habs goaltender Carey Price was named the first star of the week in the NHL.
He started off by shutting out Calgary in a 27 save effort, recording his fourth shutout of the season. He then followed it up with a 42 save performance versus the Canucks, where he had to stop a seemingly endless flow of odd-man rushes. He finished up with a 31 save performance against the Hurricanes, meaning he ended the week with a 1.00 GAA, and a .971 save percentage during those three games.
Essentially Montreal has managed to hold onto a playoff spot mostly due to Price's fantastic goaltending. Where would they be without him? Battling the Sabres and Edmonton for last in the league.
It's worth noting that Price couldn't possibly be any hotter heading to the Olympics.
#Habs Carey Price enters the Olympics with 203 saves on 210 shots with two shutouts in past six starts, .967 save percentage.— Arpon Basu (@ArponBasu) February 9, 2014
There's little doubt who should be the starter for Team Canada, especially if they're basing their decisions on recent play.
Last six starts: Roberto Luongo - 154 saves on 175 shots, .880 Sv% Carey Price - 203 saves on 210 shots, .967 Sv%— Arpon Basu (@ArponBasu) February 9, 2014
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