Max Pacioretty earns Molson cup honour for November
Canadiens’ forward Max Pacioretty is the Molson Cup recipient for the month of November. He earns this honour for the second time in his career after receiving it in January 2012. Carey Price earned the award in October.
Pacioretty was thrice selected first star of the game (November 19 against Minnesota, November 23 versus Pittsburgh and November 30 against Toronto). Pacioretty finished ahead of teammate Carey Price, who also recorded nine points (1-2-2). The number of first star selections was the tie breaker use to determine the Molson Cup winner.
In 13 games in November the 25-year old recorded nine points. He led the team with seven goals, two powerplay goals and as many winning tallies. He added his first career shorthanded goal on November 30 against the Maple Leafs. Pacioretty registered his second career hat trick on November 19 against the Wild. He was named the NHL’s Second Star for the week ending on November 24.
In 2013-14, the Molson Cup scoring system awards three points for a first star selection, two points for a second star selection and a single point for a third star selection.
Max Pacioretty will be presented with the Molson Cup during a ceremony prior to tonight’s game against the New Jersey Devils at the Bell Centre.