Carey Price earns Molson Cup in December

Sunday, 02.01.2011 / 10:45 AM / News
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Carey Price earns Molson Cup in December
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MONTREAL - Netminder Carey Price is the Molson Cup recipient for the month of December. Price, who was the overall Molson Cup award winner in 2008-09, is the recipient of the award for the third consecutive month of the 2010-11 season.

Price received 3,053 fan votes in the Molson Cup standings in December. He was selected once as the first star of the game (Dec. 4 against San Jose), twice as the second star (Dec. 10 at Detroit and Dec. 28 at Washington), and once as the third star (Dec. 2 at New Jersey). Price finished ahead of teammates Michael Cammalleri (2,143 votes) and Brian Gionta (1,558 votes).

The 23-year old goaltender had a 5-7-1 record in 13 games in December, with a 2.96 goals against average. He stopped 318 of the 356 shots he faced for a .893 save percentage. Price led the league’s goaltenders in December with a total of 771 minutes played.

Carey Price will be presented with the Molson Cup during a ceremony prior to Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Thrashers at the Bell Centre.

Fans can vote for the Molson Export three stars of the game for every game this season, by logging on to canadiens.com/3stars or by smartphone at bell.ca/canadiens.

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