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1st Star

With the votes in and tallied, our Habsworld readers
made strong cases as to who deserved the HW 3 Star honours for November.  There
were no surprises this month, as the players who put up the best statistics
received the vast majority of votes.

1st Star Carey Price 10 GP – 5 W –
3 L – 2 OTL –  1.97 GAA – 0.934 SV%

For the second month in a row, it was Carey Price that earned the 1st
Star of the month.  It’s hard to think that any other Canadien
deserved more recognition than Carey, as he was rock-solid in net, and
gave the team a chance to win every game. 
In 10 matches, there were only two instances in which he allowed more than
2 goals, and he ended the month on a personal 4-game winning streak. 
With his poise and consistency in net, it’s no surprise that most people
are now considering Carey as the obvious choice for Team Canada’s
starting goaltender.








2nd Star Max Pacioretty 13 GP – 7 G –
2 A – 9 P – +3

Most know that Max Pacioretty collects points in streaks, and November
was a prime example of this tendency.  Recording a solitary assist in
the first 7 games, Pacioretty exploded for 8 points in the remaining 6
games upon being reunited with David Desharnais.  Max’s 59 shots on
net led the team in that department, and is an indicator that he is
regaining confidence after struggling upon his return from injury.








3rd Star P.K. Subban 14 GP – 2 G –
10 A – 12 P – +5

While the media seemed intent on blowing up the
P.K.-isn’t-good-enough-to-play-for-Team-Canada issue ad nauseam, Subban
showed an equal desire to continue dominating at his position. 
Subban’s 12 points tied him for the team lead, while his +5 rating and 7
powerplay points led all Montreal skaters.  In 14 games, P.K. was
only held off the scoresheet for 5 games, and he boasted a 5-game point
streak at the start of the month.







HM Andrei Markov 14 GP – 1 G –
11 A – 12 P – +4

Markov’s strong play in November was a big reason why the Canadiens were
successful, while at the same time made us wonder how much longer he can
perform at such a high level.  Upon returning from injury, Markov
had adapted his style of play to incorporate his limitations, and now shows
no signs of slowing down.  His 12 points tied him with P.K. Subban
for the team lead, so clearly there are plenty of reasons to try to keep
this effective Markov around for as long as possible.







Thanks to all that voted, and be sure to check in for next month’s HW 3 Stars.