Jaroslav Halak named 3rd star of the week.
The Montreal Canadiens' 21-year old goaltender Jaroslav Halak received the 3rd star from the NHL for his efficient play last week. This is of course the first time in his career that he receives such a mention.
His level of play eclipses David Aebisher's fumbling and inconsistent playing. With Halak in the net, the players feel that they really have a shot at winning games. The team plays with more confidence knowing that he can repair some errors made in the defensive zone. Halak also showed that he can hold the fort, registered his first shutout in career and can make important saves to turn some games around. He prooved it twice last week against the Boston Bruins. His contribution will once again be needed tomorrow as the New-York Rangers will be in town.
The pressure to follow the pack and keep in touch with the 8th place is on the Habs and their young netminder.