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3 stars of the week: Price, Paquette, Dubnyk

From the official NHL release:

PRICE, PAQUETTE AND DUBNYK NAMED NHL ‘THREE STARS’ OF THE WEEK

NEW YORK (Feb. 2, 2015) – Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, Tampa Bay Lightning center Cedric Paquette and Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Feb. 1.

FIRST STAR – CAREY PRICE, G, MONTREAL CANADIENS

Price posted a 3-0-0 record with a 0.66 goals-against average, .980 save percentage and two shutouts to backstop the Canadiens (32-14-3, 67 points) to three victories in four outings. He made 40 saves in a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Jan. 27, marking his second 40-plus save performance of the season (the other: Dec. 12 vs. LAK: 44 saves). Price then notched a pair of 1-0 shutouts, registering 24 saves in a victory over the New York Rangers on Jan. 29 and 36 saves in an overtime triumph against the Washington Capitals on Jan. 31. The 27-year-old Anahim Lake, B.C., native has appeared in 39 games this season and is tied for second in the NHL with 27 wins, while placing in the top five in save percentage (2nd; .933), goals-against average (3rd; 2.03) and shutouts (tied for 5th; 4). Price now has 29 career shutouts, all with the Canadiens, tying Patrick Roy for fifth in franchise history.

SECOND STAR – CEDRIC PAQUETTE, C, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

Paquette led the NHL with five goals last week, finding the back of the net in all three of his games to help the Lightning (32-15-4, 68 points) maintain first place in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference. He scored his sixth goal of the season in a 4-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Jan. 27. Paquette then recorded his first career hat trick, including the game-winning marker, in a 5-1 triumph over the Detroit Red Wings on Jan. 29. With his performance, Paquette became the first rookie to post a hat trick against the Red Wings since Dec. 18, 1993 (Oleg Petrov). Paquette capped the week by notching his third career game-winning goal in a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Jan. 31. The 21-year-old Gaspe, Quebec, native has 10 goals and 6 assists (16 points) in 41 games this season (including 5-4-9 in his past 10 outings).

THIRD STAR – DEVAN DUBNYK, G, MINNESOTA WILD

Dubnyk went 3-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average, .967 save percentage and one shutout to lead the Wild (23-20-6, 52 points) to three victories in as many starts. He made 23 saves in a 2-1 triumph over his former team, the Edmonton Oilers, Jan. 27. Dubnyk then stopped all 30 shots he faced to record his 11th career shutout (third this season) in a 1-0 win over the Calgary Flames on Jan. 29. He closed the week with 35 saves in a 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Feb. 1, leading the Wild to their second all-time sweep of a trip through Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver (also March 13-17, 2007). The 28-year-old Regina, Saskatchewan, native has appeared in 26 games this season, compiling a 14-6-2 record. Since joining the Wild on Jan. 14, he has a 5-1-0 mark with a 1.71 goals-against average, a .935 save percentage and two shutouts in seven contests.