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GAUDREAU NAMED FIRST STAR OF THE WEEK

The Flames winger has been tabbed as the league's top player over the past week

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

Johnny be good.

The Flames winger has been named the NHL's First Star of the Week after a tremendous run on the road.

In four games, Gaudreau registered four goals and seven points with 23 shots on net, helping push the Flames to a 3-0-1 record to close out their trip.

He now leads the NHL in road scoring with 16 points.

Gaudreau kicked off the week by picking up the primary assist on Oliver Kylington's goal in the 2-1 OT setback to the Philadelphia Flyers. He put 10 shots on net in the match-up, a season-high. He now has 15 points in 12 career games vs. the Flyers.

 

Video: CGY@PHI: Kylington fires a shot that bounces into net

 

He followed that up with a three-point performance in the 5-0 victory in Buffalo on Thursday, scoring twice and assisting on Matthew Tkachuk's second period tally. He ended the game with five shots on net in 14:44 of ice time.

 

Video: CGY@BUF: Tkachuk, Gaudreau connect for nifty goal

 

On Saturday night, Gaudreau helped play spoiler in the New York Islander's home opener at UBS Arena. The 28-year-old posted his second multi-point game of the week with a goal and an assist in the 5-2 win.

 

Video: CGY@NYI: Gaudreau scores in 3rd period

 

Gaudreau closed out the week by opening the scoring in Boston, leading the way to a 4-0 win over the Bruins. His goal marked the 15th time the Flames have opened the scoring this season, which leads all teams in the NHL. With that goal, Gaudreau now has the fourth-most game-winning goals in franchise history (21), passing Joe Nieuwendyk (20). He now trails Theoren Fleury (22) for third.

 

Video: CGY@BOS: Gaudreau scores in 1st period

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