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Hudler named NHL's First Star Of The Week

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- Calgary Flames forward Jiri Hudler has been named the NHL's First Star Of The Week, ending March 8.

Hudler paced the NHL with eight points and shared the NHL lead with four goals to help the Flames (36-25-5, 77 points) earn seven out of a possible eight standings points.

He opened the week with 1-1—2, including the winning goal at 1:23 of overtime, in a 3-2 triumph over the Philadelphia Flyers March 3. Hudler followed that performance with 1-1—2 in a 4-3 shootout win over the Boston Bruins March 5.

He then recorded 2-0—2, including the game-winning goal, in a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings March 6. Hudler closed the week with a pair of assists in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators March 8.

The 31-year-old Olomouc, Czech Republic, native has posted multiple points in four consecutive games for the first time in his career. He leads the Flames with 23-33—56 in 63 outings this season, including four game-winning goals (tied for second on the team).

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