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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jaroslav Halak named NHL first star of week

NEW YORK – Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jaroslav Halak was named NHL first star of the week Monday after recording three victories last week.

Halak posted a 1.97 goals-against average and .959 save percentage over the stretch. He stopped at least 46 shots in each game. Chicago Blackhawks right-winger Patrick Kane was the second star and Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo was the third star.

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Kane had eight points (five goals, three assists) in four games last week. Luongo posted a 3-0-0 record with a 1.00 GAA and .961 save percentage.