5Sean Monahan
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Sean Monahan named NHL’s first star of week

The Calgary Flames are currently on a four-game winning streak. They’ve gotten some recognition for their recent performance, as alternate captain Sean Monahan has been named the NHL’s first star of the past week.

From the NHL’s press release:


Monahan registered four straight multi-point performances, leading the NHL with 4-4—8 to propel the Flames (9-5-1, 19 points) to a perfect week and into first place in the Pacific Division. He collected 1-1—2 in a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Oct. 29, lifting Calgary to its first win in Toronto since Jan. 15, 2011. Monahan then recorded assists on both the tying goal in the final minute of regulation and the overtime winner in a 2-1 triumph against the Buffalo Sabres Oct. 30. He added 1-1—2 in a 6-5 victory over the Colorado Avalanche Nov. 1 before capping the week with two goals – his 15th career multi-goal performance – in a 5-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks Nov. 3. The 24-year-old Brampton, Ont., native – who ranks second on the Flames with 8-10—18 this season (15 GP) – paces Calgary with 146 goals and sits second on the team with 299 points since making his League debut in 2013-14 (408 GP).

While Monahan had eight points over four games, five other Flames clocked in with point-per-game weeks: Elias Lindholm (seven), Mark Giordano (six), Matthew Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau (five each) and Mikael Backlund (four).