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Jacob Markstrom named NHL’s first star of the week
By Mike Gould2 years ago
It’s been a good day for the Calgary Flames.
Shortly after the Flames announced they had acquired forward @Tyler Toffoli from the Montreal Canadiens, the National Hockey League unveiled its “Three Stars” for the week ending Feb. 13.
Flames goaltender @Jacob Markstrom topped that list.
Markstrom, 32, went a perfect 3–0–0 in three games last week to help the Flames extend their winning streak to six. He also picked up his league-leading eighth shutout in a 6–0 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Feb. 9.
The Flames signed Markstrom to a six-year, $6 million-AAV deal back in 2020. He has a 20–10–5 record and a .926 save percentage in 36 games with the Flames this season.
Markstrom was previously named the NHL’s first star of the week back on Nov. 1, following three consecutive wins where he posted two shutouts and an .989 save percentage.
It remains to be seen whether Markstrom will be in net when the Flames — with Toffoli now in tow — return to action against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Feb. 15.
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