Carey Price earns Molson Cup honours for February
MONTREAL– Netminder Carey Price is the Molson Cup recipient for the month of February. Price, who was the overall Molson Cup award winner in 2010-11, is the recipient of the award for the fourth month of the 2011-12 season, after taking the honours in October, November and once again in December. Max Pacioretty earned the award in January.
Price was twice selected first star of the game (on February 5 against Winnipeg and February 11 versus Toronto), twice second star (on February 9 against the New York Islanders and February 17 at Buffalo) and a third star (on February 7 against Pittsburgh). He finished ahead of teammates Max Pacioretty and Tomas Plekanec.
Price had a 5-6-1 record playing 12 of the Canadiens’ 14 games in February, with two shutouts (on February 5 and 11) and a 2.40 goals against average. He stopped 318 of the 347 shots he faced for a .916 save percentage.
Carey Price will be presented with the Molson Cup during a short ceremony prior to tonight’s game against the Minnesota Wild 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, on the Canadiens official iPhone mobile application or by smartphone at bell.ca/canadiens.