Jacob Markström named NHL’s first star of the week

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Ryan Pike
2 years ago
The Calgary Flames’ hot start hasn’t gone unnoticed by the National Hockey League. Flames goaltender Jacob Markström has been named the NHL’s first star for the past week.
From the media release:
Markstrom stopped 93 of the 94 shots he faced, compiling a 3-0-0 record, 0.33 goals-against average, .989 save percentage and two shutouts to help the Flames (6-1-1, 13 points) move into first place in the Pacific Division while extending their winning streak to six games (dating to Oct. 21). He registered 28 saves in a 5-1 victory over the New York Rangers Oct. 25. Markstrom then earned consecutive shutouts for the first time in his NHL career, turning aside 45 shots in a 4-0 triumph against the Pittsburgh Penguins Oct. 28 – the third shutout performance in franchise history with at least 45 saves – and making 20 stops in a 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers Oct. 30. The 31-year-old Gävle, Sweden, native has appeared in six total contests this season, leading the League with three shutouts (also Oct. 21 at DET: 33 SV) while posting a 4-1-1 record, 1.33 goals-against average and .957 save percentage.
The Flames are back in action on Tuesday when they host the Nashville Predators.

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