Jonathan Bernier stars in January, honored for stellar month

Dec 5, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) before the game against the Buffalo Sabres at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Announced Thursday, Jonathan Bernier of the Colorado Avalanche was named the 3rd star of the month by the National Hockey League.

Bernier, who started in 11 games in January, won eight and finished the month with a save percentage of .939. Bernier also recorded a shut-out and saved 339 shots off 361 attempts.

Bernier’s eight wins was a league high for the month and Bernier — starting on December 31st and running until January 22nd — never lost a game, winning nine-straight games. That run was the longest of his career and tied for the second-longest streak in Avalanche history, only two-wins shy of matching Patrick Roy‘s 11 straight wins in the 1998-1999 season.

The honor is Bernier’s first career NHL star of the month honor and represents the sixth time an Avalanche player has been named to the honor.

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