Jaroslav Halak attempted to skate off the ice at the Bell Center and into the Blues' locker room. His teammates would have none of it.

On a night when Montreal goalie Carey Price was honored in a pregame ceremony for piling up the most inclusions in the Canadiens' nightly "3 stars," Halak was chosen as the game's No. 1 star after a posting a 3-0 shutout against his former team.

Players blocked the exit, forcing Halak to take a lap around center ice and acknowledge the fans' loud ovation.

"They told me to come out and enjoy the moment, and it was really great," said Halak, now 2-0 against the Habs since being acquired by the Blues in 2010.