Molson Cup: Jake Allen is the most deserving

Molson Cup: Jake Allen is the most deserving


Goalie Jake Allen won the December split of the Molson Cup at the Montreal Canadiens, as announced by the team on Thursday. 

The doorman 32 years old stood out in this difficult month for the Montreal team by being named first star on two occasions. He was also awarded the second and third star once. He edged teammate Cole Caufield.

In 11 games in December, the New Brunswick goaltender went 3-7-1, posting a 3.45 goals-against average and a .899 save percentage. Notably, he achieved a career-high in the 2-1 win at Calgary in early December with 46 saves.

Only Nick Suzuki and Caufield had earned that honor since the start of season.

Allen will be honored in a short ceremony before Thursday's game against the New York Rangers at the Bell Centre.