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Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau named NHL’s second star of the week

Another big week for Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau has resulted in another honour bestowed upon him. Gaudreau has been named the NHL’s second star of the past week’s action.

From the league’s media release:

Gaudreau registered multiple points in all three of his outings, topping the NHL with eight assists and 10 points (2-8—10) to power the Pacific Division-leading Flames (40-17-8, 88 points) to a pair of wins. He collected 1-1—2 in a 4-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks March 22. Gaudreau then notched 1-2—3, highlighted by his 200th career goal and 40th career game-winning goal, in a 4-2 triumph against the Arizona Coyotes March 25. He closed the week with his first career five-assist game – and second career five-point performance (also March 12, 2019 vs. NJD: 3-3—6) – in a 9-5 victory over the Edmonton Oilers March 26. The 28-year-old Salem, N.J., native has skated in 65 total contests this season, placing among the League leaders in plus/minus (t-1st; +49), points (3rd; 90), assists (4th; 60) and game-winning goals (t-4th; 8).

This is the third time this season that Gaudreau has been named a weekly star: he was first star for the week of Nov. 22 and the third star for the week of Jan. 31. Teammates Jacob Markstrom (first, Nov. 1; first, Feb. 14; second, Mar. 14) and Elias Lindholm (first, Feb. 21) have also received weekly NHL honours this season.

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